Accession Number : ADA308046

Title :   The Substitution of IVD Aluminum for Cadmium, Phase 3.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Jul 91-31 Aug 92,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Holmes, V. L. ; Reilly, J. J.

PDF Url : ADA308046

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : The U.S. Air Force is concerned about the use of toxic processing at the Air Logistics Centers (ALCs). As part of their task to reduce hazardous waste production, they contracted the McDonnell Aircraft Division (MCAIR) of McDonnell Douglas through EG&G Idaho, Inc. to demonstrate that IVD aluminum coating can replace the various cadmium processes across-the-board at the ALCs. The IVD aluminum coating and process are environmentally clean and produce no hazardous waste. Both cadmium and the cadmium processes involving electroplating are toxic and require hazardous waste disposal. In Phase I of this contract, technical information providing a comprehensive comparison between IVD aluminum and cadmium processing was compiled into a data base handbook for use by ALC personnel. Also in Phase I, MCAIR determined that IVD aluminum could replace cadmium processing without concern for about 80 percent of the ALC parts.

Descriptors :   *IONS, *PRODUCTION, *PROCESSING, *TOXICITY, *VAPOR DEPOSITION, *COATINGS, *ALUMINUM, *IRRADIATION, *WASTE DISPOSAL, *IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, *IRRATIONAL NUMBERS, DATA BASES, AIR FORCE, DATA MANAGEMENT, AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, CADMIUM, HAZARDOUS WASTES, HANDBOOKS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, ELECTROPLATING.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE