Birth of Russian aluminium industry took place in 1932 with the creation of Volkhov aluminium smelter near Leningrad. Since that time, over 10 alumina refineries and 15 aluminium smelters have been built in USSR / CIS countries using domestic and imported raw materials. The unique feature of Russian aluminium industry is that the absence of high quality local bauxites and strategic reasons led to creation of unique technologies to process domestic low-grade bauxites and non-bauxitic raw materials such as nepheline, clays and alunite. The nepheline technology allows converting of all ore components to useful products including besides alumina, soda ash and cement. Most of the aluminium smelters in Russia are using hydropower, maintaining one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry. Big attention is paid in Russia on developing new products, including new types of alloys and is upgrading its production facilities.
Technical field trips took place on 16 September to three different plants of RUSAL:
During the Conference a 2160 m2 Exhibition took place representing the latest technologies, equipment and other devices for the aluminium industry. The organising partner for exhibition was Non-Ferrous Metals of Siberia.
ORGANIZING and TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
|ICSOBA 2019 President:||Viktor Mann|
|General Coordination:||Claude Vanvoren, Frank Feret, Andrey Panov, Matthieu Arlettaz, Olga Popova, Margarita Berngardt|
|Program Directors:||Michel Reverdy, Peter Polyakov|
|Subject Organisers:||Stephan Beaulieu / Andrey Panov (alumina)
Vinko Potocnik / Victor Buzunov (aluminium)
Matthieu Arlettaz / Yuri Frantsev (carbon)
|Reviewers (in addition to Subject Organisers and program directors):||Alessio Scarsella, Linus Perander, Steven Healy, Martin Fennell, Robert LaMacchia (alumina)
Yasar Kocaefe, Dagoberto Severo, Stephan Broek, André-Felipe Schneider, Alexander Arkhipov (aluminium)
Houshang Alamdari (carbon)
This year ICSOBA subsidized participation of four students in the event: QuivenInoqueEbicha (Mozambique), John Anawati (Toronto University), Fedorov Aleksey and ElDeeb Amr (both of St. Petersburg Mining University).
As in the past, the "ICSOBA Commemorative Medal" constitutes a special recognition and may be awarded only to a small number of recipients each year, who achieved significant scientific or practical results withinthe field of work, or who notably strengthened ICSOBA organization or promoted itsinternational scientific and industrial cooperation.
At ICSOBA 2019 in Krasnoyarsk only one medal was awarded, which went to Viktor Mann, Technical Director at UC RUSAL, President of ICSOBA (2018-2019) for welcoming ICSOBA in Russia and facilitating the organization of the highly successful conference, thus seeing to ICSOBA’s prosperity and growth.
Following the event, an online Krasnoyarsk conference satisfaction survey was carried out among the participants. The comprehensive results of the survey composed of 42 questions lead to the selected conclusions as follows: