SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF COPPER CATHODES
|Publication Date:||1 March 1984|
The papers included in this pubhcation were prepared for the Symposium on SampHng and Analysis of Copper Cathodes held on 16-17 November 1982 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Sponsored by ASTM Committee B-2 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, this symposium was the first public international forum addressing the subject of analytical problems relating to highpurity copper cathodes. The new high-purity cathodes are required by producers of continuous cast copper rod. Representatives of seven countries attended. Papers were presented which reported the findings of individuals who have been studying these problems in sampling and analysis.
In creating the symposium, the sponsoring committee recognized that international attention was being directed toward selecting the best methods of sampling and analyzing electrolytic copper cathode. As R. L. Dana, the author of "Sampling and Analysis in the Production and Consumption of Copper Cathodes," so ably writes, "The major problem that currently faces both the cathode producer and the consumer is the necessity to confirm specification compliance before universally accepted cathode sampling and analytical methods have been adopted. This dilemma will undoubtedly make the disputes over cathode quality more difficult to resolve." Hoping to contribute to a resolution of these problems, the symposium sponsors encouraged the efforts of individual investigators, invited them to present their findings, and published their papers, thereby making an exchange of information possible.