The “zero-waste” dry plating technology is patented under the EPA SBIR program. The technology involves plating chromium efficiently and economically without using liquid chemicals.
Al Weimer, University of Colorado at Boulder
This is a process for the capture if chemical byproducts of fossil fuel and petrochemical combustion by the molten salt catalyst. Upon “capture,” detoxification of these toxic agents is catalyzed by the motel salts. These chemicals include sulfur species (some of which are responsible for acid rain), toxic nitrogen derivatives, partially consumed hydrocarbons, and chlorine derivatives. The technology can be used to purify emissions from power plants, hazardous waste facilities, and chemical manufacturing facilities.