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Meeting 2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production
Presentation Title Interaction between Anode Aggregate and Binder in the Sessile Drop Wetting Test
Author(s) Bruno Rausch, Juraj Chmelar, Hogne Linga, Lorentz Petter Lossius, Rebecca J Thorne, Viktorija Tomkute
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Bruno Rausch
Abstract Scope Coal Tar Pitch (CTP) and Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) are the main raw materials used for anode fabrication. Over the last decades, the metallurgical coke oven technology has been improved to minimize the environmental emissions and increase the coke oven productivity, and the coal tars used as raw material for pitch production have been affected by this change. At the same time the CPC quality has changed due to changes in crude oil qualities, and an increase of isotropic coke, and a dramatic increase of Sulphur and impurities including Vanadium is observed. Hydro has followed these raw material changes and studied the effect on the interaction between coke and binders by applying a sessile drop measurement wetting test. The results are reviewed for the anode production process. Results will be presented also for coke blends of isotropic and anisotropic coke.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals

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3D Transient Modelling of a Complete Fire Line for Anode Baking Furnace Design and Optimization
A Study of Anode Baking Gas Composition
An XANES Study of Sulfur Speciation and Reactivity of Cokes Used for Aluminium Production
Analysis on the Material Balance Based on the Calcination Characteristics of a Chamber Calciner
Cathode Structure Optimization Research for Aluminum Reduction Cell
Challenges and Successes of Conducting Trials for Anode Design Modification
Development and Application of Electrocalciners with Increased Calcination Temperature
Development and Application of Large-scale Shaft Kilns
Effect of Cover Material on the Oxidation Speed of Prebaked Anodes
Effects of High-Sulfur Cokes on Physicochemical Properties of Prebaked Anodes in Aluminium Electrolysis
Formation of Aluminium Carbide in Hall-Héroult Electrolysis Cell Environments
Improved Compaction Method for the Production of Large Scale Anode Paste Samples for Thermo-mechanical Characterization
Influence of Crushing Technology and Particle Shape on the Bulk Density of Anode Grade Petroleum Coke
Interaction between Anode Aggregate and Binder in the Sessile Drop Wetting Test
Laboratory Study of the Impact of Cathode Grade on the Formation of Deposits on the Aluminium Cathode Interface in Hall-Héroult Cells
Method of Defining the Degree of Impregnation of the Dry Aggregate with Pitch in the Process of Anode Production
Multi-scale Modelling of TiB2 Degradation Using Crystal Elasticity Model and Density Functional Theory
Numerical Investigation of the Thermomechanical Behaviour of Anode Butt
Opportunities and Challenges Associated to Green Anode Plant Upgrade for Smelter Amperage Creeping
Research and Application for Large Scale, High Efficiency and Energy Saving Baking Furnace Technology
Research on the Penetration of Potassium-based Electrolyte into Dry Barrier Materials
Rotary Hearth Calcining of Petroleum Cokes
Simulation on the Initial Stage of Sodium-Graphite Intercalation Using First Principle Calculation
Study on Optimization of Anode Structure for Aluminum Reduction Cell
Study on the Calcination Performance and Desulfurization Mechanism of Petroleum Cokes with Different Sulfur Contents between 700-1100℃
Study on the Property and Desulfurization Mechanisms of Petroleum Cokes with Different Sulfur Contents from 1200℃to 2800℃
Systemic Analysis for the Selection of Anode Baking Furnace Refractories
The Current Status and Development Trend of the Prebaked Anode Market in China
The Research and Industrial Application of An Improved Impact Cleaning Technology of the Double Anode Butts in Aluminium Electrolysis
The Research and Trial of the Aluminum Electrolysis Cells with Current Flowing Out from the Bottom
Transport of Sodium in TiB2 Materials Investigated by a Laboratory Test and DFT Calculations
Understanding the Anode Porosity as a Means for Improved Aluminium Smelting

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