Optimum Anode Technologies, a newly formed business affiliate of Titan Metal Fabricators, has hit the ground running with a full complement of dimensionally stable anode coatings designed to meet or exceed the technical and operational needs of customers in a number of industries, including biotechnology, cathodic protection, chemical process, electronics, metal finishing, water treatment, wastewater treatment, and specialty applications.
Optimum Anode Technologies combines the excellent reputation and manufacturing know-how of Titan Metal Fabricators, a leading supplier of titanium and other exotic metal fabrications, with the extensive industry experience that Optimum Anode Technologies founder and president Mark Geusic and his associates have in dimensionally stable anode technologies. Geusic was the founder of Siemens Electrode Products Group, and his associates hold several U.S. and international patents for unique and innovative dimensionally stable anode coatings. “The focus of the Optimum Anode Technologies team will be to provide its customers cost-effective and innovative solutions designed to provide added value to their processes,” Geusic stated.
Precious Metal Coatings That LastOptimumOxides™ from Optimum Anode Technologies is a series of precious metal oxides whose primary coating may be ruthenium, iridium, platinum or palladium. “The primary precious metal oxide can be combined with other precious metals and/or other valve or base metal oxides to produce a mixed metal oxide coating that makes an electrochemical catalyst that is highly efficient, robust and able to provide many years of uninterrupted service,” Geusic noted.
The OptimumOxides series includes:
IROxide™ coatings, whose primary precious metal, iridium, is converted to oxide for the energy-efficient production of oxygen. Depending on the environment and the customer’s specific requirements, the iridium can be combined with other precious metal and/or base metal oxides to produce the optimum electrochemical catalyst for specific process conditions and desired performance and product results. Applications include electrolytic recovery, cathodic protection, electrophoresis, electrosynthesis of organic and inorganic compounds, electrodionization, electrogalvanizing and more.
ChlorOxide™ coatings, a series of ruthenium-based mixed metal oxide products for coating electrochemically produced chlorine, chlorate and sodium hypochlorate. Applications include seawater and brine electrochlorination; cathodic protection; electrolytic production of sodium chlorate and sodium chlorite; swimming pool electrochlorinators; and membrane, mercury and diaphragm chlor alkali cells.
Both IROxide and ChlorOxide coatings are typically applied to a titanium substrate via a controlled thermal deposition process specific to the formulation being applied.
Pure Platinum Coating - PlusPurePlat™, as its name suggests, is a pure (99.95% pure) platinum coating that may be applied to titanium, niobium, tantalum and other exotic substrates.
“The major advantage of PurePlat is its electrodeposited or clad-coated substrate, which is more cost-effective than and mechanically superior to pure platinum structures,” Geusic observed. A second advantage is the ability of PurePlat to provide optimum performance by varying the surface morphology to create an application- and process-specific electrochemical characteristic. Applications include precious metal plating, electrolytic recovery, cathodic protection, electrophoresis, electrochlorination, electrosynthesis of organic and inorganic compounds, electrodialysis, electrodionization, electrochemical oxidation and/or reduction, and more.
For more information, contact Optimum Anode Technologies at 908/647.9482, or visit www.optimumanodes.com.