|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production
||Influence of Crushing Technology and Particle Shape on the Bulk Density of Anode Grade Petroleum Coke
||Frank Cannova, Mike Davidson, Laura Forte, Barry Sadler
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Bulk density is a key property of anode grade petroleum coke used in Aluminum smelting and many studies have been undertaken on this parameter. Although particle shape is generally considered to influence coke bulk density (and hence baked anode density), this relationship and its importance has not been clarified in studies to date. A correlation is presented showing that particle shape (sphericity and convexity) has a significant influence on coke bulk density. To gain additional insight into practical plant applicability, six different laboratory crushing methods were used to crush a single source coke and produce a range of particle shapes. This paper describes the study, presents the results obtained, and discusses the implications of the results.
||Planned: Light Metals