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Source to purchase Copper Oxide

Source to purchase Copper Oxide

Source to purchase Copper Oxide

(OP)
Good Morning,

I require approximately 10,000 pounds of copper oxide for an industrial application (furnace flux). Wondering if this could be purchased as a by product....would anyone have suggestions as to where this might be sourced?
Thanks

RE: Source to purchase Copper Oxide

I suspect you will have extreme difficulty sourcing this material from anywhere other than a chemical supplier. CuO is quite reactive and I cant even imagine an industrial process where this might be a byproduct. It does occur naturally as an ore at some copper mines, but generally as part of a bigger ore block of Copper Sulhide. The CuO is a nuisance in that CuS is easily recovered at 90-95% recovery but the CuO typically only achieves 50-60% recovery.

Try some of the big copper producers in the southern USA bu dont be too optimistic

RE: Source to purchase Copper Oxide

There surely is an industry group interested in applications that might use this material. Otherwise there is google.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."

RE: Source to purchase Copper Oxide

Are you looking for CuO (black in color) or Cu2O (red in color)?

CuO (Copper(II) Oxide, black stuff) is used in the hazardous material disposal industry. Might try one of the folks.

Cu2O (Copper(I) Oxide, red stuff) is used in the marine paint industry as an antifouling agent for boat hull paint. Try calling a paint company

RE: Source to purchase Copper Oxide

Dear dshore,

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DHURJATI SEN

RE: Source to purchase Copper Oxide

(OP)
Thank you for your suggestions

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