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Meeting 2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium REWAS 2022: Coupling Metallurgy and Sustainability: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Diran Apelian
Presentation Title The Future of the Aluminum Industry. It's Closer Than You Think
Author(s) Robert De Saro, Sean Kelly, Joe Craparo, Emily Molstad
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Robert De Saro
Abstract Scope The aluminum industry is going through remarkable change as demand surges for light weighting and vehicle electrification. However, this raises concerns since there is a need to acquire high value wrought alloys and reduce greenhouse gases. Two categories of emerging technologies that can address these concerns and greatly improve aluminum producers' economics are discussed. The first category is those that can optimally process scrap in real-time based on alloy specification, quality, demand, and value. An example is Solvus Global's process optimization software VALIS. The second are technologies that facilitate in-line alloying so furnace operations can be made truly continuous. Examples are ERCo's OnSpecTM to measure molten metal chemistry in real-time and their Aluminum Integrated Minimill. All complex endeavors are achieved successfully through cooperation and strategic partnerships. Therefore, in honor of Professor Apelian, it is fitting to discuss the major influence he had on developing these technologies in collaboration with the authors.
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A Foundation for Learning and Collaboration to Solve Future Societal Challenges
Advances in Powder Metallurgy
Aluminum Roadmap to a Sustainable Future
Current Perspectives in Metal Based Additive Manufacturing
Electrochemical Pathways Towards Sustainable Energy
How the Implications of Force Majeure Resulted in the Adoption of More Sustainable Materials
Increasing Secondary Alloy Usage in Aluminum Die Casting Industry
Industry-University Collaboration in Metals Processing and Recycling: Challenges and Lessons Learned from a Regional and Global Perspective
Materials-aware STEM Education as a Foundation for a Sustainable World
Nanotechnology Enabled Solidification Processing for Sustainability
New Approaches for Implementing and Teaching Sustainability
NOW ON-DEMAND ONLY - The Circular Economy in Practice: A Case Study in Li-ion Battery Recycling and Materials Re-integration
Recycled Cathode Materials Enabled Superior Performance for Lithium-ion Battery
Sustainability of Feedstock in Additive Manufacturing
Sustainable Development of Materials: Combining Chemicals Management, Life Cycle Thinking and the Circular Economy
The Discharge Crucible Method: Update on Experimental Design, Measurements, and Orifice Wetting
The Ecosystem for Materials Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing
The Framework for Establishing a Collaborative Resource Recovery and Recycling Research Center: A Tribute to Professor Diran Apelian
The Future of the Aluminum Industry. It's Closer Than You Think
The Legacy of Prof. Diran Apelian: In Retrospect
Three Binders and Three Precast Elements from What Was Once Called “Residue”

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