Beyond Ion Exchange: Advancing Wastewater Treatment in Metal Finishing

May 14, 2024
10:00 a.m. PDT, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST
Duration: 60 Minutes


The metal-finishing industry faces the ongoing challenge of managing wastewater effectively, especially when treating dissolved metals such as copper and hexavalent chromium. These metals pose significant environmental risks and introduce compliance and financial challenges. Traditional ion exchange and chemical precipitation methods exhibit limitations in selectively targeting specific metals and rely on hazardous chemical handling and secondary waste product treatment.  Both methods have limited effectiveness with increased metal concentrations, competing ions' presence, and dissolved solids' overall concentration.

Join James Landon, Chief Technology Officer at ElectraMet, as he introduces an innovative solution to conventional dissolved metal approaches, employing an electrochemical process to efficiently remove or convert dissolved metals. Beyond treatment, both sustainability and operational optimization hinge on real-time data. Learn how online Process Analyzer Technology (PAT) can revolutionize wastewater management, offering precise, real-time monitoring and analysis.

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how the innovative electrochemical process overcomes challenges in metal finishing.
  • Learn how real-time monitoring and analysis can optimize the wastewater treatment process
  • Learn how integrating electrochemical processes with PAT can transform wastewater into revenue
Who Should Attend:
  • Process Engineers looking to optimize wastewater treatment processes or who are looking to implement PAT in their metal finishing lines
  • Sustainability and Operations Managers tasked with implementing eco-friendly practices within their organizations and overseeing the day-to-day operations of metal finishing lines
  • Environmental Compliance Officers tasked with ensuring their facilities meet regulatory standards for wastewater
  • Wastewater Treatment Consultants advising on wastewater management strategies

Brought to you by:
Metrohm USA Inc.


James Landon, PhD
Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder
Brett Lane
Field Applications Specialist, Process Wet Chemistry
Metrohm USA
Ann Thayer
Contributing Editor,
C&EN Media Group


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