|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Copper Bars for the Hall-Héroult Process
||René von Kaenel, Louis Bugnion, Jacques Antille, Laure von Kaenel
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||René von Kaenel
The use of copper inserts in the collector bars has proven to be an efficient way of improving the Hall-Héroult process. It helps at decreasing the specific energy consumption and improving the cell productivity. A further step is presented for which only copper is used inside the carbon cathode. The feasibility was tested at laboratory scale and in a real cell. The issues, advantages and potential of using 100% copper bars as current collector inside the carbon blocks are discussed. Modeling results are validated by measurements at laboratory scale and in a real cell.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume