Mesh-on-lead Anodes for Copper Electrowinning
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.
M. S. Moats et al., "Mesh-on-lead Anodes for Copper Electrowinning," JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Springer Verlag, Jul 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11837-003-0125-8
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