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Reclaiming Copper from Sodium Persulfate #2: Stainless Steel Anode

I got my hands on some pieces of stainless steel to replace the graphite anode.

Reader’s Digest version: the mess got bigger. Green is the new blue.

What I’ve learned:

  • Stainless steel doesn’t seem to work well, the solution quickly turns green.
  • The green color could be Iron(II)-Sulfate, though that is not yet verified. Anyway it’s not really a success.
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