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Delta Faucet - Process Chemistry

Process Chemistry and Surface Analysis Laboratory


ATS understands all your surface finishing needs. We have consulted on, designed and overseen the construction of surface finishing and industrial waste treatment facilities for more than 70 years collectively. Our process chemistry support experience includes: planning, conceptual designing, process modeling and mapping, project and construction management, start-up, commissioning, operations support, and training.


We are recognized as experts in anodizing, chromating, electroplating, electroless plating, electropolishing, phosphating, passivation, and many other surface finishing processes. Our experience includes numerous projects with decorative, aerospace, defense, automotive, electronics, and general metal finishing clients.  ATS delivers smart process engineering services to fit your needs, whether these projects require a few days or a few years.

Plating Bath Control

  • Plating Bath Component Analysis

  • Bath Contaminant Analysis

  • Plating Bath Analysis Methods Development

  • Bath Optimization

  • Hull Cell Testing

Specialized Bath Analysis

  • Metals, Anions, pH, Surface Tension

  • Total Organic Carbon, Organic Constituents

  • Metals Speciation by IC/ICP/MS

  • Brightener Speciation by HPLC/MS and HPLC/ICP/MS

Onsite Laboratory Support

  • Site Specific Analytical Methods Development

  • Laboratory Design

  • Equipment Specification

  • SOPs & Work Instructions

  • Analysis Method Training

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Finishing Defect Analysis

  • Optical Microscopy to 2,500x

  • 3D Imagery

  • Surface Topography & Texture Measurements

Spectroscopy and Microscopy

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

  • SEM/EDS Elemental Analysis and Mapping

  • Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA)

  • Scanning Auger Microscopy (SAM)

  • Focused Ion Beam Spectroscopy (FIB)

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Waste & Wastewater Support

  • State Certified Laboratory

  • NPDES/IPP Permit Compliance

  • State and Federal Regulatory Support

  • Process Optimization

  • Laboratory Monitoring Support

  • SARA Title III

  • RCRA

  • Clean Water/Clean Air Act

  • TCLP Leachability

  • Waste Minimization/Disposal/Beneficial Reuse

Process Control

  • Process Control Charting

  • Blanks, Duplicates, Spikes

  • Mean, Relative Range & Recovery

  • USEPA Performance Standards

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Please contact ATS and put our experience and resources to work for you.

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