Articles About PRO-pHx


The Following Articles Have Been Published Featuring PRO-pHx :

THE HISTORY CHANNEL'S, Modern Marvels "The History of Acids."

Modern Marvels under "The History of Acids," features Allbright Electropolishing in Clearwater, Florida, and shows how Allbright eliminated acid disposal using

NASF Presentation Date: January 19, 2019

ALLBRIGHT Electropolishing - 15 Years Zero Acid Disposal:
15 Years of Money Saved 15 Years of Environmental Issues Eliminated.

SUR/FIN Conference 2018

Featured Speaker: Marty Hanka, PE, Hanka Associates, LLC
Presentation: Acid Recycling with Filtration and PRO-pHx
Allows Acid to Perform Indefinitely
Features 14 Benefits of continuous use of treated Acid.


Reducing Operational Costs, Environmental Impact Via Rigorous Plating/Finishing Analysis

This third party R&D project features PRO-pHx as a P2, cost effective solution for the elimination of acid disposal.  Written by Dave Fister, Senior Staff Engineer, The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. This third party R&D features PRO-pHx as a P2, cost effective solution for the elimination of acid disposal

JASCO uses PRO-pHx to meet EMS & improve profits & save resources.

JASCO is committed to protecting the environment, complying with regulations and continually improving and providing a safe and healthy facility for our employees and neighbors. JASCO's on-going goals are to integrate environmental considerations into all operations and to increase profitability.

PRODUCTS FINISHING MAGAZINE Clean, Economical Electropolishing

Allbright Electropolishing Achieves Zero Discharge with PRO-pHx Since 2004.
Allbright closed-loop & recycled their rinse waters while eliminating acid disposal all together using PRO-pHx. Shutting off their atmospheric evaporator saved over $500 a month in electricity alone. The Florida DEP reclassified Allbright from a Large-Quantity Generator to a Small-Quantity Generator.


According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data, industry in the U.S.A. uses and disposes of more than six billion gallons per year of various acids to pickle, clean, activate or passivate metal and plastic surfaces. The very best option for the situation is a P2 (Pollution Prevention) approach where the acids are never disposed of but continuos use allows them to perform indefinitely. That's what the acid test solution accomplishes, Zero Acid Disposal.

"Environmentally Friendly Acid Extender Really Works!"

Researched & Proven - "Environmentally Friendly Acid Extender Really Works!"
R&D Technical Data from the New York State Empire Group
"Study Shows Acid Extender Really Works! Two finishing job shops in New York have tested a proprietary product developed to treat and extend acid solutions used in surface finishing operations. The results of their studies prove that, when used as directed, the product is effective as an environmentally friendly acid life extender cost savings technique."


"Normally the return on an investment is realized in years, not weeks. However, after adding the acid regeneration chemistry, the return on investment was two weeks."

"ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES Acid Pickle - Miracle Drug!!"

By: Darrell J Reeve MD, Cleaner Production Australia, Chair UNEP Metal Finishing Network. It provides for more efficient use of resources, reduces waste at the source, reduces wasteful effluent treatment and offers possible resale of valuable bi-products. It is compatible with typical existing metal finishing lines, is economically feasible, socially acceptable and environmentally friendly.

POLLUTION PREVENTION P2 - Eliminate Acid Disposal - It's Environmental - It's Profitable

Imagine - - - Never Disposing of An Acid Bath Again. As unbelievable as it might seem, it is true. How is this possible? Look to inorganic chemistry and the life's work of an innovative chemist, Dr. John C. Wagner. Galvanizers, Anodizers, Electroplaters, all metal finishers can use their existing acids indefinitely. Acid waste and disposal is eliminated. Productivity stabilizes and current operating costs become savings captured as profits.

"PRO-pHx- Plus for Economy and Ecology"

Europe's oldest-established Metal Finishing & Surface Treatment Technical Journal.
(This article is published in German and is being translated into English.)

Technical Data prepared by Art Galvanizing Works - 06/02/04 - 10/01/04

Two identical acid baths were monitored. One used PRO-pHx Acid Life Extender and the second tank was untreated and ran as usual until contaminated and required disposal (approximately every two weeks). The PRO-pHx maintained bath never required disposal

Lean & Green American Galvanizers' Association - AGA Article

Prepared by: C. Tom Philipp, President PRO-pHx, Inc.

"Elimination of Acid Dumps" - Tech Forum 2004

This White Paper features 5 Case Histories of galvanizing companies using PRO-pHx for more than 4 years. Economic and environmental benefits have been substantiated by plant operating personnel and documented to show benefits include saving money, improving production quality and environmentally provided an minimization of waste generated.

AESF AEROSPACE FORUM AESF Aerospace / Airline Plating Forum - Tulsa, OK

Presentation and White Paper by C.T. (Tom) Philipp, P.E.
This paper features Case Histories from ten (10) plants / shops who reduced waste, enhanced production quality and lowered operating costs by cutting unnecessary costs and reducing environmental liabilities from using PRO-pHx.

PRO-pHx and Pollution Prevention (P2) Technologies.

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
"PRO-pHx falls squarely into the upper tiers of the P2 pyramid."
"Purchase of the necessary equipment to operate this technology would fall under one of Arkansas laws that allows tax exemptions for 'pollution abatement' equipment," and, "also qualify for small business low interest loans from ADEQ for the same 'pollution abatement' equipment rationale."

SGP (Strategic Goals Program) March Magazine
- Spotlight on Acid Elimination

"Returned their investment in just two weeks"
"Last year, their acid disposal was zero"

The National Metal Finishing Strategic Program is a voluntary program that encourages companies to meet environmental targets by 2002. The program offers incentives, assistance tools and means for removing regulatory and policy barriers to achieve these environmental goals

South Carolina DHEC April Newsletter

Case Study Features PRO-pHx for Waste Reduction and Annual Savings

Table 1:  Amplate Waste Reduction 
It should be noted that all the reductions in waste generation & water conservation were achieved despite a fourfold increase in total production.  Results from one line of HCl Acid

Years Acid Bath Disposal, lbs Hazerdous Waste Generated, lbs. Hazerdous Waste Disposed Costs Acid and Caustic Purchases
1991 11,025 13,495 $10,201 $5,895
2001 0 11,700 $3,891 $2,358

The acids from Amplate have been in use continuous use since Y 2000.

Amplate Is Happy With PRO-pHx Results:
"Using PRO-pHx we have regenerated all acid strips, pickling and activators tanks successfully.
NO acid has been replaced THIS YEAR other than for normal drag out.
One of our acid baths life has been extended 26 times normal to date and currently appears to have a potential to extend indefinitely. Another of our acids is more than 24 months old and behaves like new."

Department Of Environment And Natural Resources, DENR
North Carolina DENR Waste Minimization
- Pollution Prevention Highlight

"Acid bath enhancement extends plater's bottom line"
"PRO-pHx appears to be a win-win product by extending acid bath life, minimizing the frequency of acid replacement, and decreasing the expense of hazardous waste handling and disposal."

DENR officially became the Department of Environmental Quality on Sept. 18, when Governor McCrory signed the 2015-2016 state budget

AESF NEWSLETTER North Carolina Focus AESF Newsletter
PRO-pHx Acid Life Extender

"The process involves introducing a decarboxylation product which causes contaminating metals, organic materials and other unwanted ingredients to become encapsulated and precipitate as inert silicates. This precipitate, which is easily filtered, purifies the acid bath and extends the acid life dramatically."

Thomas Regional - Industry Market Trends

"These Baths Last Forever."
PRO-pHx: "The result was unusual longevity—many acid baths have passed the 20-month mark and still remain strong. "  These acid baths are now Zero Acid Disposal for 17 (plus) Years.




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