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Mechanised method for stripping electroplated cobalt from cathode
Is there a mechanised method (i.e. not using a hammer) for stripping electroplated cobalt and copper from cathode plates without affecting the copper and cobalt. Since this matter is of great importance any information would be appreciated.
- Kitwe, Copperbelt, Zambia
I'm not aware of a mechanism for this purpose, but I will note that if you passivate the cathode with sodium dichromate or egg albumin, the plating should pull off easily.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey
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