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Essential Readings in Light Metals

Volume 1 Alumina and Bauxite

  • Don Donaldson
  • Benny E. Raahauge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Bauxite

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. R. Hose
      Pages 21-29
    3. Károly Solymár, Ferenc Mádai, Dimitri Papanastassiou
      Pages 37-42
    4. Desmond Lawson, Ab Rijkeboer, Lawrence J. Andermann Jr., Austin Mooney
      Pages 48-53
    5. IAI, BAC, Christian Wagner
      Pages 54-59
    6. Patrick R. Atkins, Chris Bayliss, Sam Ward
      Pages 60-65
    7. Ramesh L. Gandhi, Jay Norwood, Yueguang Che
      Pages 70-74
    8. PSI, Ramesh Gandhi, Mike Weston, Maru Talavera, CVRD, Geraldo Pereira Brittes et al.
      Pages 75-80
    9. Back Matter
      Pages 81-81
  3. Bayer Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Bayer Process Design

      1. Ivan Anich, Tony Bagshaw, Nancy Margolis, Mike Skillingberg
        Pages 94-99
      2. A. N. Adamson, E. J. Bloore, A. R. Carr
        Pages 100-117
      3. Daniel Thomas, Benyan Pei
        Pages 118-123
      4. A. Duncan, M. Groemping, B. Welch, H. Muller-Steinhagen
        Pages 124-131

About this book


ONE OF A FOUR-BOOK COLLECTION SPOTLIGHTING CLASSIC ARTICLES Five decades of landmark original research findings and reviews Highlighting some of the most important findings reported over the past five decades, this volume features some of the best technical papers published on alumina and bauxite from 1963 to 2011. Papers have been divided into thirteen subject sections for ease of access. Each section has a brief introduction and a list of recommended articles for researchers interested in exploring each subject in greater depth. Only about fifteen percent of the alumina and bauxite papers ever published in Light Metals were chosen for this volume. Selection was based on a rigorous review process. Among the papers, readers will find landmark original research findings and expert reviews summarizing current thinking on key topics at the time of publication. From basic research to advanced applications, the articles published in this volume collectively represent our body of knowledge in alumina and bauxite. Students, scientists, and engineers should turn to this volume to discover the historical development of alumina and bauxite research as well as the current state of the science and the technology. Moreover, the papers published in this volume will serve as a springboard for future research and discoveries.


materials science light metals alumnia and bauxite aluminum alloys aluminum reduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Don Donaldson
    • 1
  • Benny E. Raahauge
    • 2
  1. 1.Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical CorporationUSA
  2. 2.Minerals Processing DivisionFLSmidthDenmark

About the editors

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its nearly 13,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. For more information on TMS, visit

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