Copper Sulfate uses
Copper Sulfate Uses
Copper Sulfate is an inorganic compound that combines copper and sulfate.
with the chemical formula CuSO4 (H2O )x where x can range from 0 to 5.
In its liquid or powdered form, it’s most commonly called basic copper sulfate,
BSC copper fungicide, CP basic sulfate, or tri-basic copper sulfate.
In its solid, crystal-shaped stone form (known as a pentahydrate)
it’s known as bluestone or blue vitriol for its blue color.
In this form, it’s a popular raw material for producing other types of copper salts.
_Preparation of Bordeaux and Burgundy mixtures for use as fungicides.
_Manufacture of other copper fungicides such as copper-lime dust, tribasic
Copper sulfate, copper carbonate, and cuprous oxide.
_Manufacture of insecticides such as copper arsenite and Paris green.
_Correction of copper deficiency in soils.
_Correction of copper deficiency in animals.
_Growth stimulant for fattening pigs and broiler chickens.
_Molluscicide for the destruction of slugs and snails, particularly the snail host of the liver fluke.
_Control and prevention of footrot in sheep and cattle.
Public Health and Medicine
_Destruction of algal blooms in reservoirs and swimming pools.
_Prevention of the spread of athlete’s foot in warm climates,
by incorporation in the flooring mixture of swimming baths.
_Control of bilharzia in tropical countries, as a molluscicide.
_Prevention of malaria, in the preparation of Paris green for use against mosquito larvae.
_Antiseptic and germicide against fungus infections.
_Catalyst or raw material for the preparation of copper catalysts used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.
_Timber preservative and in the preparation of other wood preservatives,
e.g. oil-based copper naphthenates and water-based copper/chrome/arsenic for the Prevention of woodworms and wood rots.
_Ingredient of plaster to prevent fungus infection, e.g. to prevent the spread of dry rot.
_Ingredient of concrete, both as a coloring matter and as an antiseptic,
e.g. for use in and around swimming pools.
_ Modification of the setting of concrete.
_Protection against lichens, molds, and similar growths on asbestos cement roofing and other building materials.
_Modification of the setting of concrete.
_Preparation of catalysts for use in many industries.
_Purification of gases, e.g. removal of hydrogen chloride and hydrogen sulfide.
_Precipitation promoter in purifying zinc sulfate solutions.
_Precipitation of alkaloids as double salts from crude extracts.
_Preparation of copper compounds for rot-proofing canvas and other fabrics.
_Mordant, especially in calico printing.
_Cuprammonium process for the production of rayon.
_Production of aniline black and diazo colors for dyeing.
_”After coppering” to increase the fastness of dyes.
_Catalyst in the manufacture of cellulose ethers and in cellulose acetylation.
Metal and Electrical
_Electrolyte in copper refining.
_Electrolytic manufacture of cuprous compounds, e.g. cuprous oxide.
_Electrolyte in copper plating and electroforming.
_Constituent of the electrodes and electrolytes in batteries.
_Electrolyte in the manufacture of copper powder.
_Electrolyte in aluminum plating and anodizing.
_Copper coating steel wire, prior to wire drawing.
_Pickling copper wire, etc., prior to enameling.
_Providing a suitable surface for marking out iron and steel.
Painting and printing
_The raw material for the manufacture of copper naphthenate and other copper compounds for use in anti-fouling paints.
_Preparation of certain varnish or paint dryers, e.g. copper oleate, copper stearate.
_ Preparation of certain pigments, e.g. copper chromate, copper Ferrocyanide, copper phthalocyanine.
_Printing Etching agent for process engraving.
_The electrolyte in the preparation of electrotype.
_Ingredient of printing inks.
_Mordant in dyeing.
_Reagent in tanning processes.
Copper Sulfate uses