Ask the Expert
by George Cushnie, NMFRC
Question and Answer Archive.
Get your pollution prevention questions answered by expert George
Cushnie. His P2 experience can help you
save money, reduce waste and improve compliance. Mr. Cushnie will try to answer your equipment, process, and
procedural questions by drawing on 30 years of experience in the metal
finishing field. He is the author of Pollution
Prevention and Control Technology for Plating Operations, often
referred to as the Blue
Book. He also served as the
committee chairman of the AESF Pollution Control committee for more than five
Mr. Cushnie will try to field as many P2 metal finishing related questions
as possible and the NMFRC maintains an archive (coming soon) of general interest
questions and answers. There is no cost for this service. Please try to
keep your questions appropriate for this format. Mr. Cushnie cannot provide, in
an e-mail exchange, highly detailed, site specific, or consulting-level
responses. To ask your question, simply complete the form below.
To ask your question, complete the form below. Make sure your email address
is valid and correctly entered. Mr. Cushnie will respond only to the address
provided in the form.
Disclaimer: George Cushnie is an independent consultant
and is not employed by the EPA. Mr. Cushnie offers answers to questions in good
faith, to the best of his knowledge. However, this nature of this forum limits
him to the information provided by the submitter, and omits data derived
firsthand from site visits. Often times, data and observations derived from
visits to the facility can significantly improve the quality of diagnosis and
suggested corrective action. Readers and submitters are encouraged to use these
answers as a guideline only, and explore other available sources of information
in greater detail before making key decisions or process changes.