|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||Alumina Handling in the Smelter- from Port to Pot
||Anders Kenneth Sorhuus, Sivert Ose, Morten Karlsen, Are Dyrhaug
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Anders Kenneth Sorhuus
Alumina is the main raw material for primary aluminium production and the smelters rely on continues steady streams of alumina to the pots. At the pot, variations in the alumina quality shall be minimized to optimize the electolysis process. Fluoride content, particle size distribution, attrition, segregation, powder flowability and impurities all are important parameters that are affected and partly controlled by the alumina handling and treatment. This includes the alumina silo storage, transport, screening and gas treatment /alumina enrichment systems upstream the pots.
The status of alumina handling and research will be reviewed, and new ideas will be presented based on Just-in-time principles, close review of redundancy requirements, storage capacity and how to minimize quality variations all the way from the port to the pot.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume