|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||Sustainable Reduction of Anode Effect and Low Voltage PFC Emissions
||Eliezer Santos Batista, Dando Neal, Nicola Menegazzo, Luis Espinoza-Nava
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Eliezer Santos Batista
Most aluminum companies have initiated voluntary programs for actively reducing propagating, or above 8 volt (anode effect), perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions and all modern pre-bake smelters have implemented automated methods for terminating anode effects. The goal of these methods is to reduce cumulative anode effect minutes per cell-day, however these some of these methods could actually exacerbate low voltage, or non anode effect (NAE), PFC emissions.
The inclusion of NAE-PFC emissions will additively impact aluminum smelter emission inventories in a manner that depends on a number of location specific factors such as technology type, operating practices, work practices and AE performance. The present work outlines a successful preliminary approach for systematically and sustainably reducing both AE and NAE PFC emissions.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume