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Project Status: complete

Report Published June 1999:

Title: Characterization of emissions from nickel plating. Volume I: Technical report. Volume II: Appendices

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Lopez, Sandra

Contractor: Sierra Research

Contract Number: 95-328

Research Program Area: Emissions Monitoring & Control, Health & Exposure

Topic Areas: Stationary Sources, Toxic Air Contaminants


A literature search and surveys were conducted to identify and collect all available nickel emissions testing reports or information for airborne nickel releases from nickel plating operations. A comprehensive literature search of several databases (listed in Appendix C) was conducted to identify and collect available emissions-related information for the nickel plating industry. A detailed bibliography provides references for the documents cited, as well as other documents reviewed. The literature search was supplemented with survey calls to nickel plating associations, nickel plating operators and regulatory agencies (see Appendices A and B). In addition, calls were made to approximately 50 nickel plating firms or service agencies and governmental agencies for the most current information (see Appendix D). The literature search indicated that the majority of the emissions data available for nickel plating belongs to the nickel platers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Another source of data is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); however, these data are limited in scope.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

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