First cathodic copper produced

On Thursday the 11th of December the first copper cathodes out of bottom ash where produced. After a month of hard work and a lot of overtime Elemetal managed to run the setup steadily. Copper is extracted from an integral bottom ash stream (0-32 mm) which has already been processed by the conventional magnetic separators and eddy current separators.

Currently we already extracted 3.5 kg of copper per tonne of bottom ash (based on dry weight bottom ash).

First cathode from IBA