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Meeting 2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production
Sponsorship TMS Light Metals Division
TMS: Aluminum Committee
Organizer(s) Xianan Liao, Elkem Carbon
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
- Properties of Carbon Anode Coke, Cathode Carbon Materials and Pitch
- Pitch and Coke Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking
- 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, Handling and Properties
- Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance
Abstracts Due 07/16/2017
Proceedings Plan Definite: Light Metals
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

3D transient modelling of a complete fire line for Anode Baking Furnace design and optimization
A study of anode baking gas composition
An XANES study of Sulfur Speciation and Reactivity of Cokes used for Aluminium Production
Analysis on the Material Balance Based on the Calcination Characteristics of A Chamber Calciner
Cathode Structure Optimization Research for Aluminum Reduction Cell
Challenges and successes of conducting trials for anode design modification
Correlation of the creep behavior and crushing strength of cathode materials for aluminum electrolysis
Corrosion behavior of Fe-Ni alloys as inert anodes in molten KF–AlF3–Al2O3 salts at 700 °C
Development and application of electrocalciners with increasd calcination temperature
Development and Application of Large-Scale Shaft Kiln
Effect of the type of the cover material on the oxidation speed of the prebaked anodes
Formation of Aluminium Carbide in Hall-Héroult Electrolysis Cell Environments
Improved compaction method for the production of large scale anode paste samples for thermo-mechanical characterization
Influence of crushing technology and particle shape on the bulk density of anode grade petroleum coke
Interaction of Anode Aggregate and Binder in the Sessile Drop Wetting Test
Laboratory study of the impact of cathode grade on the formation of deposits on the aluminium cathode interface in Hall-Héroult cells
Measurement of 3D Tortuosity of Anode Porosity by Micro X-ray Computed Tomography
METHOD OF DEFINING THE DEGREE OF IMPREGNATION OF THE DRY AGGREGATE WITH PITCH IN THE PROCESS OF ANODE PRODUCTION
Multi-scale Modelling of TiB2 Degradation Using Crystal Elasticity Model and Density Functional Theory (DFT)
New Philosophy of Cell Life Management of High Amperage Aluminium Electrolysis Cells
NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE THERMOMECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF ANODE BUTT
Opportunities and Challenges associated to Green Anode Plant Upgrade for Smelter Amperage Creeping
Research and application for large scale, high efficiency and energy saving baking furnace technology
Research on the penetration of potassium-based electrolyte into dry barrier materials
Rotary Hearth Calcining of Petroleum Cokes
Simulation on the initial stage of sodium-carbon intercalation using first principle calculation
Study on Optimization of Anode Structure for Aluminum Reduction Cell
Study on the calcination performance and desulfurization mechanism of petroleum cokes with different sulfur contents between 700-1100℃
Study on the influence of high-sulfur cokes on the physical and chemical properties of prebaked anodes for Aluminum Electrolysis
Study on the property and desulfurization mechanisms of petroleum cokes with different sulfur contents from 1200℃to2800℃
Systemic analysis for the selection of anode baking furnace refractories
The Current Status and Development Trend of the Prebaked Anode Market in China
The Research and Practice of Impact Cleaning of the Double Anode Butts in Aluminium Electrolysis
The Research and Trial of the Aluminum Electrolysis Cells with Current Flowing Out from the Bottom
TRANSPORT OF SODIUM IN TiB2 MATERIALS INVESTIGATED BY A LABORATORY TEST AND DFT CALCULATIONS
Understanding the Anode Porosity as a Means for Improved Aluminium Smelting


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