Sulfate in addition to chromate in bright chrome baths

Chrome plating is an important electroplating technique that covers metal or plastic surfaces with a thin layer of chromium for both protection and decoration purposes. The sulfate and sulfuric acid concentrations in the baths are important parameters in the coating process and require continuous monitoring. The anions in the chrome baths are separated on the Metrosep A Supp 5 - 250/4.0 column and are determined using conductivity detection in accordance with sequential suppression.