The DryLyte Technology and the equipment it powers, DLyte, do not require wastewater or sludge treatment machinery. Both allow labor and environmental license costs savings, since the dry electrolyte required can be easily handled by standard services. In its turn, all the metal removed from the work pieces remains in the media.
The previous feature offers a clear advantage in comparison to traditional abrasive surface treatments, which require wastewater treatment machinery and the adequate space to work. It also involves labor and environmental license costs. Moreover, abrasive surface treatments need a water treatment system in order to clean the water polluted with metals and compounds.
Liquid electropolishing requires additional safety measures to be put in place for proper disposal, due to environmental concerns related to highly corrosive and toxic mixtures of phosphoric and sulphuric acids and sludges containing metals.
In addition, several liquid electrolytes may generate certain amounts of sludge which require to be removed from the tanks to keep the process stable.
Liquid electropolishing needs replacement of a portion of the used solution for a good performance and to guarantee a high-quality metal surface finishing process. The disposal of the liquid requires a specific service to ensure environmental compliance conforming to regulations.
This surface treatment method may also require a post-dip to remove residual electrolyte and by-products from electrochemical reactions. The disposal of liquids used in the post-dip process may also requires hazardous waste management.