Dissolution behavior of novel lead anodes for copper electrowinning

M. Clancy, C. Bettles, N. Birbilis, C. Kadarusman, A. Stuart

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Since the 1990's PbCaSn alloys have been the material of choice for anodes used in the Cu ElectroWinning (EW) industry [1]. The most significant modification of this alloy has been the addition of Co, either as a surface coating or embedded on to the surface of the anode. Either way, the addition of Co reduces corrosion of the anode by altering the development of the passive PbO2 layer on the surface. This comprehensive literature review found that there is indeed scope for alloy improvement and preliminary tests have confirmed this. Alloys were assessed by SEM, EDS, and gravimetric analysis. The results of which contributed to building a profile of how the alloys would perform under operational conditions and gaining a holistic understanding of how the corrosion performance might be linked to the microstructural properties of these alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association 2012
Subtitle of host publicationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia; 11-14 November 2012
Place of PublicationKerrimuir VIC Australia
PublisherAustralasian Corrosion Association
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781622769698
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2012: Corrosion and Prevention - Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Nov 201214 Nov 2012


ConferenceAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2012
Abbreviated titleCP 2012
OtherCorrosion Management for a Sustainable World: Transport, Energy, Mining, Life Extension and Modelling

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