Chief chemist, U.S. Metals Refining Co., Carteret, N.J.
Associate technical director, AMAX Base Metals Research and Development, Inc., Carteret, N.J.
Two studies of impurity distribution within electrolytically refined cathodes show broad disparities in the distribution of impurities within one cathode, between one cathode and another, and between cathodes of differing surface (nodulation) characteristics. The findings bring into question the reliability of results based on sampling discrete locations on cathodes.
Paper ID: JTE10618J