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Meeting 2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production
Sponsorship TMS Light Metals Division
TMS: Aluminum Committee
Organizer(s) Roy A. Cahill, Rio Tinto
Stephan Broek, Boston Metal
Scope The Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The importance of changes in anode coke supply, increased cell size with larger anodes and cathodes, and cathode wear issues are just some of the issues facing the industry. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas:

- Upstream Production of Anode and Cathode Carbon Materials
- Production and properties of Anode and Cathode Raw Materials, Anode Cover Materials
- Pitch and Coke Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking
- Anode characterization
- Paste Plant Design and Operation
- Baking Furnace Design and Operation
- Mathematical Modelling
- Application of Industry 4.0 and Big Data Analysis
- Effects of Sulfur and Impurities in Anodes
- Rodding Room Design and Operation
- Anode Quality and Performance
- Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety
- Cathode Materials and Cathode Production
- Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to electrode life)
- Cathode Wear and Wear Mechanisms
- Spent Potlining, 1st and 2nd Cut (Joint session with Aluminum Reduction)
- Anode Butts, Handling and Properties
- Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance


Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

Abstracts Due 07/17/2022
Proceedings Plan Planned: Light Metals
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

AHEX Full Scale Experiences at TRIMET Aluminium SE
Determination of the air-gap distribution at the carbon cathode to cast iron interface using a 3d scanning approach
Development of an iron aluminide coating for anticorrosion protection of anodic pins
Influence of crusher type and particle shape on the bulk density of blended shaft and hearth calcined anode grade petroleum coke
Inline modal detection system of anodes and cathodes measuring cracks and physical properties
Investigation of the Stacking Effects on the Electrical Resistivity of Industrial Baked Anodes
Managing Green Petroleum Coke properties variations on prebaked anodes quality in Aluminium Bahrain “Alba”
Method For Calcined Petroleum Coke Evaluation To Improve The Anode Quality
New Generation Anode Baking Furnace: Use of Prefabrication for Additional Conversions at Bell-Bay Plant
New methods to determine PAH emission dynamics during electrode mass processing
Partial replacement of coke with biocoke: Effect of biocoke production temperature on anode quality
SUCCESSFUL FUEL SWITCH AT ALUMINERIE ALOUETTE


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