Applications of Copper Sulfate


 Major Uses Root Killing in Sewer Pipes
  Algae Control in Lakes and Ponds
  Growth stimulant for fattening pigs and broiler chickens

Correction of copper deficiency in soils

Control of Copper Deficiency in Livestock


Other uses Seed dressing
  Control and prevention of foot rot in sheep and cattle
  Disinfectant in prevention of the spread of swine erysepelas and white scours in calves
  Control of scum in farm ponds
  Plant nutrient in rice fields
  Preservative for wooden posts, wooden buildings, etc.
  Preservative for wooden fruit boxes, planting baskets and other containers
  Stimulant of latex yield on rubber plantations
  Protection against algal growths on flower pots
Public Health and Medicine
  Prevention of the spread of athlete's foot in warm climates, by incorporation in the flooring mixture of swimming baths
  Catalyst or raw material for the preparation of copper catalysts used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products
Industry Adhesives
  Preservative in casein and other glues
  Additive to book binding pastes and glues, for insecticidal purposes
  Additive to animal and silicate glues to give water resistance
Building Timber preservative and in the preparation of other wood preservatives, e.g. oil based copper naphthenates and water based copper/chrome/arsenic for the
  prevention of woodworms and wood rots
  Ingredient of concrete, both as a coloring matter and as an antiseptic, e.g. for use in and around swimming pools
  Modification of the setting of concrete
Chemical Preparation of catalysts for use in many industries
  Purification of gases, e.g. removal of hydrogen chloride and hydrogen sulphide
  Precipitation promoter in purifying zinc sulphate solutions
  Precipitation of alkaloids as double salts from crude extracts
  Source of other copper compounds such as copper carbonate silicate/arsenite/
  aceto-arsenite/resinate/stearate/tartrate/oleate naphthenate/chromate/chlorate
  /alginate/fluoride/hydroxide, cuprous oxide/chloride/cyanide and
  cuprammonium compounds
Decorative trades

Coloring glass

  Coloring cement and plaster
  Colouring ceramic wares
  Alteration of metal colors, e.g. darkening of zinc, coloring aluminium
Dyestuffs Reagent in the preparation of dyestuffs intermediates
  Catalyst or raw material for the preparation of copper catalysts, e.g. preparation of phenols from diazo compounds, preparation of phthalocyanine dyes
Leather Mordant in dyeing
  Reagent in tanning processes
Metal and Electrolyte in copper refining
electrical Electrolyte in copper plating and electro forming
  Electrolytic manufacture of cuprous compounds, e.g. cuprous oxide
  Constituent of the electrodes and electrolytes in batteries
  Electrolyte in the manufacture of copper powder
  Electrolyte in aluminium plating and anodizing
  Copper coating steel wire, prior to wire drawing
  Pickling copper wire, etc., prior to enamelling
  Providing a suitable surface for marking out iron and steel
Mining Flotation reagent in the concentration of ores, e.g. zinc blend
Paint Raw material for the manufacture of copper naphthenate and other copper compounds for use in anti-fouling paints
  Preparation of certain varnish or paint dryers, e.g. copper oleate, copper stearate
  Preparation of certain pigments, e.g. copper chromate, copper ferrocyanide, copper phthalocyanine
Printing Etching agent for process engraving
  Electrolyte in the preparation of electrotype
  Ingredient of printing inks
Synthetic rubber Preparation of catalysts used in cracking certain gaseous and liquid petroleum
and petroleum Fractions
  Preparation of cuprous chloride, used in the purification of butadiene and in the separation of acetylene derivatives
  Preparation of catalysts used in chlorinating rubber latex
  Purification of petroleum oils
Textiles Preparation of copper compounds for rot-proofing canvas and other fabrics
  Rot-proofing sandbags
  Mordant, especially in calico printing
  Cuprammonium process for the production of rayon
  Production of aniline black and diazo colours for dyeing
  "After coppering" to increase the fastness of dyes
  Catalyst in the manufacture of cellulose ethers and in cellulose acetylation
Miscellaneous Improving the burning qualities of coke
  Laboratory analytical work
  Ingredient of laundry marking ink
  Dyeing of hair and horn
  Ingredient of hair dyes of the phenylene diamine or pyrogallol type
  Preparation of chlorophyll as a colouring material for food stuffs
  Imparting a green color in fireworks
  Activator in the preparation of active carbons
  Preservative for wood pulp
  Preservation of fishing nets and hides on trawls
  Obtaining a blue-black finish on steel
  Treatment of carbon brushes
  Ingredient of the solution used for preserving plant specimens in their natural colors
  Impregnation in fruit wrapping papers to prevent storage rots