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The Modeling of Aluminum Extraction Technology

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Abstract

Over the last twenty years, modeling of the Hall-Heroult cell has given researchers an enhanced understanding of the physical laws which govern this time-honored unit’s operation. Such knowledge has led directly to important gains in productivity through higher cell amperage, increased current efficiency, improved energy utilization and longer cell life. Mathematical and physical models will continue to be key elements to further gains in reduction process technology.

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A.R. Johnson received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1970. He is currently section head of reduction research at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation’s Center for Technology in Pleasanton, California.

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Johnson, A.R. The Modeling of Aluminum Extraction Technology. JOM 40, 11–13 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03257974

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Keywords

  • Riser
  • Current Efficiency
  • Light Metal
  • Reduction Cell
  • Vertical Magnetic Field