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. Anodic alkaline cleaning of metals is relatively new - only 50 years old!
Many believe that zinc base die-casting will be eaten away by anodic cleaning. This far from true.