|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||A Novel Method for Processing Sodium Reduction Skimming Station Residue
||Shane Polle, Shaikha Rashed Al Shehhi, Halim Khan, Yousuf Ehab Yousuf Abdulkhaliq, Bharat Gadilkar, Deepu Ramchandran
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The Aluminium industry is facing often financially conflicting challenges whereas costs are under increasing pressure and in parallel facing more stringent environmental constraints and customer specifications. Increasingly smelters are resorting to treatment of aluminium in crucible technologies to reduce alkali and in particular sodium content in the hot metal prior to delivery to the Cast House. The consequence of this process is a residue or skimming waste that can be costly to process and/or dispose of and typically involves some form of landfill.
This paper is about how faced with a large stockpile of skimming waste and growing; Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) used existing plant to process 100% of the skimming waste on site with no additional off-site disposal or treatment.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume