Beryllium in Pot Room Bath

  • Stephen J. Lindsay
  • Charles L. Dobbs


Concentrations of beryllium in pot room bath have become a multi-national issue of concern in recent years. In this paper the authors discuss the mass flow mechanisms that permit beryllium to become concentrated in pot bath as well as those factors that limit the reduction of beryllium concentration when the source of contamination is removed. Some general guidelines are proposed regarding decay rates in pot room bath.


Beryllium Beryllium Fluoride Beryllium Difluoride Sodium Fluoroberyllate Pot Bath Concentration Dilution 


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    Eyer, S. L., Nunes, M. D., Dobbs, C. L., Russo, A. V., Burke, K., “The Analysis of Beryllium in Bayer Solids and Liquids” , Proceedings of the 7 International Alumina Quality Workshop, 2005, pp 254–257Google Scholar
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    United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organization, International Programme on Chemical Safety, “Environmental Health Criteria 106 Beryllium”, Section 2.2, Table 3 Physical and chemical properties of beryllium and selected beryllium compounds /documents/ehc/ehc/ehcl06.htm

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Lindsay
    • 1
  • Charles L. Dobbs
    • 2
  1. 1.Alcoa Inc.Primary MetalsAlcoaUSA
  2. 2.Alcoa Inc.Alcoa Technical CenterAlcoa CenterUSA

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