COPPER – SUPER
A red-brown metal, the chemical element of atmoic number 29
Copper production companies in India
- National Mineral Development Corporation India
- Hindustan Zinc Ltd
- National Aluminium Company Ltd
- Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited
- Hindustan Copper
- Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Ltd
- Bharat Aluminium Company
- Kudremukh Ltd
State wise Production and Distribution of Copper in India
As a metal, copper came in use of man much earlier than iron. Copper has been used for making utensils and coins since long. Being a good conductor of electricity and ductile, it is extensively used in a vast variety of electrical machinery, wires and cables.
Production and Distribution:
India is not very lucky regarding reserves and production of copper. Her total reserves in situ are estimated at about 712.5 million tonnes equivalent to 9.4 million tonnes of metal content. Major copper ore deposits are located in Singhbhum district (Jharkhand), Balghat district (Madhya Pradesh) and Jhunjhunu and Alwar districts (Rajasthan). In addition, there are small deposits in Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
Products Made from Copper
A wide range of products is made from Copper metal. They include Copper Cables, Enamelled Copper Wire, Copper rods, Copper Sheets, Copper tubes, Copper conductor, Copper Lugs, Copper Sheets, Copper plates, Copper Terminals and the list keeps on going.
What Copper Does Thru Water
- If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to drink more water, or perhaps use less plastic, you might well be thinking about purchasing a reusable water bottle.
- Storing drinking water in a copper vessel could improve your immune system, aid digestion, decrease wound healing times, and even boost your tan.
- Other claimed health benefits of copper water bottles include improved joint health, iron absorption, thyroid health and better digestion.
An essential nutrient for all living cells
- Copper is indeed necessary for maintenance of many, if not all, of your bodily systems, including the immune and digestive systems.
- It’s also involved in the production of the natural brown pigment, melanin: so there is a tenuous link between the metal and your skin tone.
- But while copper might sound like a bit of a miracle metal and it’s clear your body does need it, deficiencies are extremely rare.
Killing bacteria on contact
- “Copper does actually have very potent antibacterial properties.”
- “Now in hospitals there are many successful trials where they replace touch surfaces — door handles, light switches — with copper or copper alloys,”
- “If bacteria come into contact with the surface they die really rapidly. It’s called contact killing.”
- The earliest recorded medical use of copper is from around 4,500 years ago, where it was described as being used to sterilise wounds and drinking water.
- “Before we had antibiotics — before we even knew what bacteria were — we already knew that copper had this ‘magical quality’ that stopped diseases,” says Assistant Professor Djoko.
- Washing copper vessels daily recommended