Anode Material

  • Effective impressed current anodes should possess the following qualities:

    • Good electrical properties
    • Mechanically tough
    • Economical
    • Easily formed into useable shapes
    • Low consumption rates through wide range of environments

    Any material possessing these properties could be used as an impressed current anode. Materials that have been utilized in commercial applications are:

    • Steel
    • Graphite
    • Cast Iron
    • Platinum
    • Mixed Metal Oxide
    • Conductive Polymer
    • Lead
    • Magnetite

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