Non-Cyanide Silver as a Substitute for Cyanide Processes

Chicago Metal Finishers Institute

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Since the mid 1800s, silver has been deposited from a cyanide-based formulation on a commercial basis. Commercial non-cyanide silver plating solutions were first made generally available in the late 1970s, and yet today the vast majority, and nearly all commercial silver plating is conducted in formulations that contain cyanide. This study was conducted to determine if non-cyanide silver plating processes that have been developed in the last few years would be suitable replacements for cyanide based formulations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherIllinois Waste Management and Research Center
StatePublished - Jul 2002

Publication series

NameRR Series (Waste Management and Research Center)


  • Silver-plating -- Pollution prevention
  • Cyanide -- Environmental aspects
  • Metals -- Finishing -- Source reduction (Waste management)


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