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If electroplating processes are to be
truly ‘green’ a number of issues must be
addressed, notably water and electrical
power usage. Electricity is used both for
the driving of the process itself and for
some of the process conditions, eg.
temperature, agitation etc. The study of
solution conductivity for electroplating
solutions shows how some electrical
power saving can be achieved. In the
case of nickel small gains can be made
by optimising solution concentrations
but greater gains are attainable by the
use of air-free agitation.