Title

Mesh-on-lead Anodes for Copper Electrowinning

Editor(s)

Byko, Maureen

Abstract

ELTECH System Corporation has developed and patented a Mesh-on-Lead™ (MOL™) (Mesh-on-Lead and MOL are trademarks of ELTECH Systems Corporation) anode for primary copper electrowinning operations. Over the past five years, ELTECH has demonstrated the MOL concept with full-scale anodes at several premier commercial tankhouses. During these demonstrations MOL anodes exhibited numerous performance advantages relative to standard Pb-Ca-Sn anodes, including reduced power consumption due to lower oxygen evolution over-potential, improved cathode quality, minimized lead sludge generation, eliminated cobalt addition as a result of stabilized lead substrate, and improved current efficiency due to reduced short circuiting.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Materials Science; Engineering Science; Chemistry/ Food Science-General; Physics-General; Environment-General; Geosciences-General

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.

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