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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 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?
Challenges in Anode Baking Furnaces for Higher Baking and Production Levels
Characteristic Analysis of Hazardous Waste from Aluminum Reduction Industry
Development of a soft-sensor for detecting overpitched green anodes
Effect of cathode metal contact on aluminum electrolysis with vertical non-consumable electrodes in a low temperature electrolyte
Energy Saving in Hall-Héroult Cell by Optimization of Anode Assembly Design
Environmental Benefits of Using Spent Pot Lining (SPL) in Cement Production
Experimental Study on the Collecting Agent for Improvement of Spent Potlining Flotation Index
Finite Element Analysis of the Effects of Stub Hole Button on Thermo-Electro-Mechanical Behavior of the Anode
High Temperature Creep Behaviour of Carbon-based Cathode Material for Aluminum Electrolysis
How to improve the environmental efficiency of the Hall-Heroult process while producing and using Carbon Anodes?
Increased Busbar Cross-Section and Variable Anode Stub Technology - The Energy Reduction Initiative in Low Amperage Cells at Renukoot
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
Quantitative characterization of the aluminum carbide layer formed on the cathode of aluminum reduction cell
Ready-to-Use Cathodes for the Hall-Héroult Process
Regulation & Management of Anode Baking Furnace Production cycle during green anode crisis.
Removal of Toxic Substances in Waste Silicon Carbide Side Blocks from Aluminum Reduction Cells
Solids Flow Considerations and their Impact in Smelter Carbon Plant Operations and Product Quality.
SPL Compositions: Mapping of highly variable SPL Chemistry against geography, technology, and type of smelter
Structural characteristics and sodium penetration behaviors in anthracite cathodes: A combination study using Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations
Sustainable Spent Pot Lining Management Guidance
Testing of SERMA Technology on Industrial Anodes for Quality Control in Aluminum Production
The LCL&L process: a sustainable solution for the treatment and recycling of spent potlining.
The SPL problem: Converting Waste to Wealth
Trends in Carbon Anode Production
Understanding Gas Transport Mechanism of CO2 within Carbon Anodes for Aluminium Smelting
UQAC-Industry Collaborative Research on Carbon Anodes
Use of charcoal and green binder for carbon anodes in the aluminium industry
Use of Hybrid Pitch as an Alternative for Anode Production
“ The development of anode shape, size and assembly designs -past present and future needs.”

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