Skip to main content

Light Metals Research at the University of Auckland

  • Conference paper
  • First Online:
Light Metals 2023 (TMS 2023)

Part of the book series: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series ((MMMS))

Included in the following conference series:

  • 2271 Accesses

Abstract

The University of Auckland has had a more than 40-year history of research contributions supporting the light metals industries. This research programme was initiated with the appointment of Professor Barry Welch in Chemical and Materials Engineering but subsequently broadened to embrace academics across a range of disciplines, particularly in chemical sciences. Work was initially focused on the aluminium and alumina industries but has extended at times into lithium, magnesium and titanium. A defining characteristic of this work has always been close engagement with the light metals industries. However, over time, the nature of this interaction has evolved. Of note has been convergence on a range of industry-defining and challenging issues where cross-sector collaborations, often working closely with government agencies, have progressively displaced individual projects addressing technical advantage. Environmental footprint and response to a dynamic energy environment are prominent within this common ground. These trends will be examined along with potential future directions for this research relationship.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 349.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 449.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 449.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. https://international-aluminium.org/work_areas/recycling/ accessed 31/07/2022.

  2. K. Grjotheim and B.J. Welch (1980) Aluminium Smelter Technology: A Pure and Applied Approach, Aluminium-Verlag. Second edition published in 1987.

    Google Scholar 

  3. Grant, David. Aluminium smelter, Tīwai Point. teara.govt.nz. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

    Google Scholar 

  4. B J Welch JOM, 51 (5) (1999), pp. 24–28. Aluminum Production Paths in the New Millennium.

    Google Scholar 

  5. G.D. Browne et al., “TiB2 Coated Aluminium Reduction Cells: Status and Future Directions of Coated Cells in Comalco,” Proc. 6th Aust. Al Smelting Tech. Workshop, ed. B.J. James, M. Skyllas-Kazacos, and B.J. Welch (Sydney, Australia: U. of N.S.W. and RACI, 1998), pp. 499–508.

    Google Scholar 

  6. Torbed dry scrubber-Register, J. (1995). Tiwai’s Upgrade - Thank Sweat and the ECA. New Zealand Engineering, 50(10), 6–9.

    Google Scholar 

  7. https://www.nzas.co.nz/files/1235_20160718112004-1468797604.pdf.

  8. Nursiani Tjahyono, Yashuang Gao, David Wong, Wei Zhang & Mark P. Taylor. Fluoride Emissions Management Guide (FEMG) for Aluminium Smelters. Light Metals 2011 pp 301–306.

    Google Scholar 

  9. Lavoie, P., Namboothiri, S., Dorreen, M., Chen, J.J.J., Zeigler, D.P., Taylor, M.P. (2011). Increasing the Power Modulation Window of Aluminium Smelter Pots with Shell Heat Exchanger Technology. In: Lindsay, S.J. (eds) Light Metals 2011.

    Google Scholar 

  10. Alexander Schuhmacher, Oliver Gassmann & Markus Hinder (2016) Changing R&D models in research-based pharmaceutical companies. Journal of Translational Medicine volume 14, Article number: 105.

    Google Scholar 

  11. Cathy J. Tralau-Stewart, Colin A. Wyatt, Dominique E. Kleyn and Alex Ayad. (2009) Drug Discovery Today Volume 14, Numbers 1/2 January 2009 REVIEWS.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to J. B. Metson .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2023 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

About this paper

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this paper

Metson, J.B., Etzion, R., Hyland, M.M. (2023). Light Metals Research at the University of Auckland. In: Broek, S. (eds) Light Metals 2023. TMS 2023. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22532-1_7

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics