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    What Zinc Metal is acceptable as an Anode? I have seen Sacrificial Anodes for Boats for sale. Can I use them as an anode. Others have said regular non-alkaline D batteries would also contain a Zinc outer casing.

    Can anybody tell me how to purify Zinc. By melting (Smelting) etc. Can it be done? At home?

    Any help is welcome.

    Thanks Mark...

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    Why would you want to do this?

    If you are using a small plating setup, a klunky zinc boat anode will give you poor total surface area. To get the proportion right, you need a thin sheet of zinc - which is what we sell!
    --
    Mike Caswell
    Caswell Inc
    http://www.caswellplating.com
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    • #3
      I know, The plan is to slice it up in manageable chunks. I have been doing some reasearch and this is the composition of this anode.

      MIL-A-18001H (% COMPOSITION)

      Element
      Aluminum 0.10-0.50
      Cadmium 0.025-0.15
      Iron (maximum) 0.005
      Lead (maximum) 0.006
      Copper (maximum) 0.005
      Silicon (maximum) 0.125
      Zinc remainder

      Do you know if all of the other elements will contaminate my Copy
      CAD/Zinc bath?

      Mark

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