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Meeting 2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production
Sponsorship TMS Light Metals Division
TMS: Aluminum Committee
Organizer(s) Duygu Kocaefe, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi
Scope The Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Alumina and Bauxite, Cast Shop for Aluminum Production, 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
- 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
- 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 proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.
Abstracts Due 08/01/2019
Proceedings Plan Planned: Light Metals

10 Years of Anode Research and Development: Alcoa & Université Laval Experience
Additive Selection for Coal Tar Pitch Modification in Aluminum Industry
An EXAFS and XANES Study of V, Ni, and Fe Speciation in Cokes for Anodes Used in Aluminum Production
Anhydrous Carbon Pellets – An Engineered CPC Raw Material
Carbon Anode Raw Materials – Where is the Cutting Edge?
Charcoal and Use of Green Binder for Use in Carbon Anodes in the Aluminium Industry
Development of a Soft Sensor for Detecting Overpitched Green Anodes
Diffusion Measurements of CO2 within Carbon Anodes for Aluminium Smelting
Energy Saving in Hall-Héroult Cell by Optimization of Anode Assembly Design
Environmental Benefits of Using Spent Pot Lining (SPL) in Cement Production
Higher Baking and Production Levels in Anode Baking Furnaces and Associated Challenges
How to Improve the Environmental Efficiency of the Hall-Heroult Process While Producing and Using Carbon Anodes?
Influence of Particle Shape and Porosity on the Bulk Density of Anode Grade Petroleum Coke
Major Reconstruction of Central Casing of Open Top Baking Furnace with a View to Increase Its Lifespan and Reduce the Total Costs Comparing to Full Reconstruction
Modelling of Gas Injection on Anode Baking Furnace and Application to Operations
Purification of Graphite by Thermal Vacuum Treatment of Spent Potlining
Ready-to-Use Cathodes for the Hall-Héroult Process
Redesigning of Current Carrying Conductor - The Energy Reduction Initiative in Low Amperage Hall-Héroult Cell
Solids Flow Considerations and their Impact in Smelter Carbon Plant Operations and Product Quality
Sustainable Spent Pot Lining Management Guidance
Testing of SERMA Technology on Industrial Anodes for Quality Control in Aluminum Production
The Development of Anode Shape, Size and Assembly Designs - Past Present and Future Needs
The LCL&L Process: A Sustainable Solution for the Treatment and Recycling of Spent Potlining
Trends in Carbon Anode Production

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