anodic cleaning

anodic cleaning

[ə′näd·ik ′klēn·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
The removal of a foreign substance from a metallic surface by electrolysis with the metal as the anode. Also known as anodic pickling; reverse-current cleaning.
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To achieve this it is important to etch the surface to some extent, and in this I firmly believe that there is no substitute for anodic cleaning.
Many believe that zinc base die-casting will be eaten away by anodic cleaning.
Aluminium cannot easily be anodic cleaned because it will tend to anodise, and refuse to pass current, but of the more common metals this is the only on where anodic cleaning cannot be recommended.