Chemistry & Environmental Control

Chemistry Laboratory

AEP has a fully staffed lab, capable of performing thorough analysis of all the parameters necessary to maintain our baths and keep them operating at optimal levels. The following equipment represents our commitment to bath maintenance and consistent quality electroplating.
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (2)
  • UV/VIS Spectrometer
  • Hull Cell and Titration Stations
  • Digital pH Meters
  • Gold Purity & Hardness Verification
  • Leco Spectrum System 1000 - Crossection Unit
  • Thermo Scientific Thermolyne Furnace
  • 24 hours per day coverage by fully trained lab technicians

Environmental Responsibility
  • Full-time on-site environmental manager and environmental staff to handle all EH&S issues
  • State-of-the-art waste treatment system and program with 24 Hours/Day coverage by trained environmental staff
  • Full compliance with all local, CT DEEP, and Federal EPA permit requirements
  • Full compliance with CT DEEP Storm Water Permit
  • Full compliance with US Department of Transportation waste manifesting and shipping requirements
  • Recycling of F006 waste sludge generated from waste treatment system
  • Full compliance with REACH requirements
  • Full compliance with RoHS requirements
  • Full compliance with Conflict Minerals requirements

Overall, AEP has an environmental program in place that is designed to conserve, reclaim and recycle resources, as well as meet or exceed federal and state regulations. We are committed to safety and protection of the environment, our employees, our customers and our community. Our primary objectives are to:
  • Provide a safe working environment for our employees
  • Meet and exceed all regulatory and customer environmental requirements
  • Minimize the generation of all waste
  • Reduce air and water emissions
  • Continue to reduce energy and water usage