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Safety Procedures in Metal Finishing Industries

Metal finishing activities produce large quantities of waste water and spent chemicals. Waste produced, if carelessly handled or disposed of, may cause a significant threat to people health and society.

Ground and surface water contamination would occur due to spills and careless dumping of residues. Liquid waste generated is not safe for land, marine, or sewer disposal.

Pre-treatment of waste is required to bring down the concentration of contaminants to the safe levels before off-site disposal. The goal of this guideline is to make the metal finishing industries safer for workers and general public.