Filter press used to produce copper hydroxide

- Nov 23, 2020-

Copper hydroxide (Cu(OH)2), also called cupric hydroxide, is a blue chemical and slightly toxic. Under ambient temperature, it will quickly be decomposed into copper oxide and turns black. It is mainly used in medicine, pesticides, pigments, etc. Popularly, it's manufactured via the reaction between copper sulfate and sodium hydroxide in industry. After the reaction, solid copper hydroxide and sodium sulfate solution are formed. Here the solid precipitates in the form of flocs in the solution. Then the solid-liquid separation is carried out through a plate and frame filter press. After the initial separation, the solid Cu(OH)2 will be dried and dehydrated, and finally crushed and packaged.

In the entire production process, solids will be generally washed, so a large amount of waste water is generated. Compared with other filtration equipment, pp filter press has the function of filter cake washing, and it perfectly meet the process's technical requirements, and can greatly improve the filtration efficiency. In addition, the recovery of sodium sulfate should be considered in the subsequent processes. After the sodium sulfate solution is collected, it will be cooled and crystallized. Then it can also be filtered with a plate filter press. In this way, it not only realize solution recovery, but also increases economic benefits.

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