Improve the efficiency of EW cells

first_imgFrom Chile, SELE (Selective ELectrodeposition Enhancer) is a custom-designed device from New Tech Copper (NTC) for installation in electrowinning cells. Cathodes and anodes are confined within SELEs and this significantly enhances the copper extraction process by eliminating short-circuits and the use of spacers.NTC says the technology improves the physical quality of cathodes by 30 to 60% and the chemical quality by 10 to 40%. Additionally, there is a 5-7% increase in current efficiency. There is a reported 100% saving on service contracts – no need for:Shorts supervisionInstallation and supervision of plastic strips and anode spacersManual cathode stripping and quality packagingCathode repair and correction.NTC also reports increased lives for cathodes (40%), anodes (50%) and stripping machines (20%).last_img read more