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Meeting 2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production
Sponsorship TMS Light Metals Division
TMS: Aluminum Committee
Organizer(s) Lorentz Petter Lossius, Hydro Aluminium AS
Scope The Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production Symposium, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Alumina and Bauxite, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. 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
- Properties of Carbon Anode Coke, Cathode Carbon Materials and Pitch
- Pitch, Coke and Butts Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking
- Hybrid Binders in Anodes, Quality and Environmental Issues
- Paste Plant Design and Operation
- Baking Furnace Design and Operation
- 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 pot life)
- Cathode Wear and Wear Mechanisms
- Spent Potlining, 1st and 2nd Cut
- Anode Butts Properties, Cleaning and Re-Use
- Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance

Abstracts Due 07/16/2018
Proceedings Plan Planned: Light Metals

A Study of Elastic and Crack Resistance Properties of the Anode Carbon Material
Anode Quality Monitoring using Advanced Data Analytics
Carbon Block Tracking Package based on Vision Technology
Carbon Cathode Wear in Aluminium Electrolysis Cells
Challenges and Opportunities of Vacuum Compaction: Lessons Learnt from Retrofitting EGA-JA Paste Plant to Vacuum Compaction
Changing the Fineness of Calcined Petroleum Coke with Ball Race Mills
D-9: Study Finer Fines in Anode Formulation (Case Study: Almahdi Hormozal Aluminium Smelter)
Development of a New Baking Furnace Design Concept without Headwall to Increase Anode Production Capacity
Electrochemical Behaviour of Carbon Anodes Produced with Different Mixing Temperatures and Baking Levels – A Laboratory Study
Experimental Study on Preparation of Prebake Anodes with High Sulfur Petroleum Coke Desulfurized at High Temperatures
How to Appreciate the Coal Tar Pitch Impregnation on Coke Material?
In Situ Monitoring of Pit Gas Composition during Baking of Anodes for Aluminum Electrolysis
Influence of Coke Calcining Level on Anode Real Density, Lc and Other Properties Using a Constant Baking Cycle
Measurement of Anode Anisotropy by Micro X-ray Computed Tomography
Observation on the Creep and Cracking of Graphite Cathode in Laboratory Aluminum Electrolysis
Physical and Chemical Characterization of Bio-pitch as a Potential Binder for Anode
Reactivity of Coke in Relation to Sulfur Level and Microstructure
Risk Assessment of Fire & Explosion Incident in Anode Baking Furnace and Operational Practices
The Optimization of Soaking Time to Reduce Fuel Consumption while Keeping Good Baked Anode Quality

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