Copper (Cu)

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  • heavy metal
  • essential trace element for humans and animals

Main sources

  • metal industry
  • roof coverings
  • electronics industry
  • brewing copper, heating and cooling coils (good heat conductivity)
  • catalysts
  • colour pigmentation

Thresholds for the reporting requirement of facilities in accordance with Annex 2 PRTRO

(Ordinance on the Register relating to Pollutant Release and the Transfer of Waste and of Pollutants in Waste Water)

  • Air               100 kg/year
  • Water          50 kg/year
  • Soil              50 kg/year


  • water polluting (copper ions can be very toxic)

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    Last modification 04.07.2018

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