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Tradeasia International Pte. Ltd. always had a strong bond with basic industrial chemicals and its trading, but when it comes to copper sulphate the strength of the bond reaches another level. We have a strong network with Asia Pacific, European Union and Middle East. We provide our customers not only quality product but also extended supply management service, product sourcing and price negotiating power.

Copper Sulphate

Copper Sulfate generally refers to the sulfate salts of copper: Copper (I) sulfate and copper (II) sulfate. It is soluble in water but insoluble in alcohol. Anhydrous copper sulfate is a white crystalline solid, while the hydrated salt is blue. Prepared by the treatment of copper oxides with sulfuric acid, it is commercially available as a pentahydrate compound containing five molecules of water (CuSO4.5H2O) and is known in commerce as blue vitriol. Copper sulfate, blue stone, blue vitriol are all common names for pentahydrate cupric sulfate, which is the best known and most widely used of the copper salts.

Cupric sulfate is the most important copper salt, utilized mainly for agricultural and chemical industries. It also finds wide use in medicine and pigment industries.

Manufacturing process

In the production of copper sulfate, virgin copper is seldom used as the starting raw material. Copper ores are used in countries where they are mined. For the bulk of the world’s production, non-ferrous scrap is the raw material used. The scrap is refined and the molten metal poured into water to produce roughly spherical porous pieces about the size of marbles which are termed “shot”. This shot is dissolved in dilute sulfate acid in the presence of air to produce hot saturated liquor which, if the traditional large crystals of copper sulfate are required, is allowed to cool slowly in large cooling vats into which large cooling vats into which strips of lead are hung to provide a surface for the crystals to grow on. If the granulated crystal grades are desired, the cooling process is accelerated by agitating the liquor in water cooled vessels.