Copper wool and copper mesh is a great solution for a large number of applications. Copper is a fairly soft type of metal. This makes copper wool excellent for polishing delicate surfaces. Copper wool is usually applied where steel wool still rubs too much.
Polishing chrome with copper wool
Copper is a fairly soft metal type. This makes copper wool excellent for polishing delicate surfaces such as chrome.
Copper wool for distillation and rectification
Pure copper wool as filling for high alcohol distillation in distilleries. If you fill the vapour chamber of your still with this copper wool your distillate goes through a purification process
Copper wool has a cleansing effect in your distillate. It binds more hydrogen sulphide, which results in a milder aroma. It also increases the amount of distilled water because it enhances the rectification effect.
Copper wool is also suitable for self-built stainless steel stills. In alcohol distillation, the steam must always pass through copper. Copper wool can help a stainless steel distillery to process the sulphurous substances.
Copper wool as filter material against viruses and bacteria
Copper wool can be used as a filter material. Copper is a material known to kill bacteria and inactivate respiratory viruses.