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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Pollution abatement in a copper wire mill.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Technology Transfer.
Publisher Technology Transfer, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA 625/2-73-003
Stock Number PB-259 455
OCLC Number 15902842
Subjects Metals--Pickling--Waste disposal. ; Metals--Pickling--By-products. ; Copper wire.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Copper ; Electrolysis ; Materials recovery ; Manufacturing ; Electroplating ; Electrochemistry ; Sulfuric acid ; Wire mills ; Copper industry
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 625-2-73-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/14/2009
EJBD  EPA 625-2-73-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/23/2014
ELBD  EPA 625-2-73-003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/10/1999
ESAD  EPA 625-2-73-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/14/1998
NTIS  PB-259 455 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation [9] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
This Capsule Report shows how water consumption in copper wire mills can be reduced by 90%. The reduction was from 200,000 gallons per day to 20,000 gallons per day by chemical rinsing and water reuse. The sulfuric acid pickle was regenerated and high purity metallic copper recovered by continuous electrolysis, thereby, eliminating the dumping of spent pickle liquor. This new process is currently being used at several installations manufacturing copper and copper-alloy products. The chemical rinse technique is applicable to electroplating operations and has gained wide acceptance there.