At the end of the conference six papers were announced for the best paper award. The awards are dedicated to recognizing outstanding papers across the entire program.
Selection of the best papers in three categories below is based on the following criteria:
Four subjects were considered: bauxite and alumina, bauxite residue, carbon and electrolysis. The subject organizers of each stream: Robert LaMacchia and Andrey Panov (bauxite and alumina), Mathieu Arlettaz (carbon) and Vinko Potocnik (electrolysis) made their selections.
Given the breadth, diversity and quality of the nominations, the job of picking winners was quite difficult. Two aluminium electrolysis papers were awarded due to the larger number of papers in this subject.
The recipients are:
|Bauxite||Dry Beneficiation of Bauxite Minerals Using a Tribo-Electrostatic Belt Separator||ST Equipment & Technology, USA||Kyle Flynn, Lucas Rojas Mendoza, Frank Hrach and Abhishek Gupta|
|Alumina||Predictive Analysis of Industrial Precipitation Cycles Using Population Balance and Deep Learning Methods||RUSAL ETC, Russia||Vladimir Golubev, Dmitriy Chistyakov and Iliya Blednykh|
|Alumina||Iron Removal from Bayer Liquors: The Ma’aden Alumina Refinery Experience||Ma’aden, KSA||Ahmed Ibrahim, Ahmad Hommadi, Abdullah Otaibi and Peter Swash|
|Bauxite Residue||Evaluation of Bauxite Residue Rehabilitation Strategy: One Year Monitoring Assessment||Hydro Alunorte, Brazil||Yuuki Miura, Ronaldo Pantoja, Adriana de Cassia Souza, Paschoal Cataldi, Daniel Arvani and João Wendell Santos|
|Carbon||Sustainable CPC Production at the Vizag Calciner||Rain Carbon, USA||Les Edwards, Maia Hunt, Pankaj Verma, Peter Weyell and Julia Koop|
|Reduction||Minimizing SPL Generation via Redesigning Pot and Life Enhancement||Hindalco Industries, India||Mahesh Sahoo, Amit Gupta and S. K. Badajena|
|Reduction||State and Development Prospects of Technologies for the Use of Unshaped Lining Materials in Aluminum Reduction Cells||RUSAL ETC, Russia||Aleksandr Proshkin, VitalyPingin, Viktor Mann, Aleksey Zherdev, Andrey Sbitnev, YuryShtefanyuk|