2 to 5 October 2017
Hamburg, Germany

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Michel Reverdy, Steve Healy, Errol Jaeger, Matthieu Arlettaz, Vinko Potocnik, Viktor Buzunov


The 35th International Conference and Exhibition of ICSOBA was held in the Radisson Blu hotel in Hamburg, Germany from 2 to 5 October 2017 in cooperation with TRIMET and DADCO.

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Сonference materials

KN01 - The Industrial Society as a Skyscraper
KN02 - Dadco and Aluminiumoxid Stade: A Perspective - Past, Present and Future
KN03 - Resource Conservation and Energy Efficiency in Car Production – Sustainability as Part of the Product Strategy
KN04 - Mining and Refining 4.0
KN05 - Sustainability of the Indian Aluminium Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
KN06 - History and Recent Developments in Aluminum Smelting in China
KN07 - Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Market Overview
KN08 - Bauxite Mine Rehabilitation and Bauxite Residue Management: A Global Perspective
BX01 - The El Palmar Bauxite Deposit in Venezuela
BX02 - Impurities Control – From a Mine to a Plant
BX03 - New Bauxite - Testing Protocol
AA01 - Overview of Alumina Refining Energy Consumption
AA02 - Industrial Emissions Licence – an EU Licence
AA03 - Sustainability and Alumina Refinery Design
AA04 - The Evolution of Alumina Production Technology in China, New Challenges and Trends
AA05 - Tube Digestion – Late Success of a VAW Technology
AA06 - The Continuous Optimization of the Primary Energy Input at AOS – A Story of Success
AA07 - Advancing Asset Reliability and Process Monitoring using Fiber Optics Technology
AA08 - Impurity Removal in the Bayer Process
AA09 - A Review of Zinc in Bauxites, the Bayer Process, Alumina and Aluminium  
AA10 - Optimization of Lime Dosage to Digestion at Alunorte Refinery Using Monte Carlo Methods  
AA11 - High Iron Diasporic Bauxite Processing Study  
AA12 - The Impact of Organic Additives on Phase Transformation and Particle Size of Bayer Process Desilication Product
AA13 - The Leachability of Calcium Aluminate Phases in Slags for the Extraction of Alumina
AA14 - Distribution of Trace Elements Through the Bayer Process and its By-Products
AA15 - The Effect of Dissolved Silica in Bayer Liquor Titration
AA16 - Development and Utilization of Detailed Process and Technology Models at RUSAL Alumina Refineries
AA17 - Progress in Research and Development of Alumina Production Technology for Low Grade Bauxite in China
AA18 - Specifics of Sample Preparation and Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Trace Impurities in Alumina and Aluminium
AA19 - The Properties of Superfine ATH Precipitated by Carbonation
AA20 - Equivalence of Growth Rate and Yield Methods
AA21 - Alumina Hydrate Suspension in the Draft Tube Precipitator Design – Batch versus Continuous Operation
AA22 - Thermal Energy Consumption in Gas Suspension Calciners
AA23 - Consistent Plant Performance Through Operator Centered Visual Daily Management
AA24 - Real-time Elemental Analysis for Prompt Process Control in Alumina Production
AA25 - Strategies for Alumina Refinery Optimisation
AA26 - Design and Operation of Pan Filters at the Physical Cake Moisture Limit
AA27 - SOLVAY’s CYQUEST® 170 Series: an Oil-Free and more Cost Effective Crystal Growth Modifier
AA28 - Using Digital Tools to Further Optimize Product Quality and Calcination Performance 
AA29 - Comparison of Impeller-Baffle Interactions in Alumina Precipitators
AA30 - Alumina Production - Harsh Conditions for Filter Media
BR01 - Bauxite Residue Disposal Area Rehabilitation
BR02- Red Mud Issues in Vietnam
BR03 - Bauxite Residue Dewatering by Pressure Filtration: a Versatile and Customizable Solution for Dry Stack Disposal
BR04 - Factors Affecting Solute Analysis of Bauxite Residue Filter Cakes and Resulting Influences on Solute Recovery Calculations
BR05 - Polymer Enhanced Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Bauxite Storage
BR06 - Chemical Compatibility of Geosynthetic Clay Liners to Aggressive Bauxite Liquor
BR07 - Bauxite Residue as a Source of Gallium – An Extraction Study
BR08 - Specific Features of Scandium Behavior during Sodium Bicarbonate Digestion of Red Mud
BR09 - Impact of Using Bauxite Residue in Microconcrete and Comparison with Other Kind of Supplementary Cementitious Material
BR10 - Use of Bauxite Residue Slurry as Single Activator in a Hybrid Binder System
BR11 - Low-Carbon Footprint Cements Incorporating High Volumes of Bauxite Residue
BR12 - Potential Commercial Processes for the Utilization of Bauxite Residues
BR13 - Behaviour of Silica during Metal Recovery from Bauxite Residue by Acidic Leaching
BR14 - Ionometallurgical Leaching Process of Bauxite Residue: a Comparison between Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Ionic Liquids
BR15 - Production of Green Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) from Red Mud of Indian Origin: Novel Concept
BR16 - High Temperature Processing Options for the Valorisation of Bauxite Residue towards New Materials
BR17 - Combined SAF Smelting and Hydrometallurgical Treatment of Bauxite Residue for Enhanced Valuable Metal Recovery
BR18 - Reductive Roasting Process for the Recovery of Iron Oxides from Bauxite Residue through Rotary Kiln Furnace and Magnetic Separation
BR19 - Carbothermic Reduction of Bauxite Residue for Iron Recovery and Subsequent Aluminium Recovery from Slag Leaching
CB01 - Vanadium Speciation in Petroleum Cokes for Anodes used in Aluminium Electrolysis
CB02 - Thermal Desulfurization of Petroleum Coke for Anode Use
CB03 - Acoustic Emission Techniques to Measure the Properties of Coke Particles – A First Foray
CB04 - Formulation without Ultrafine Coke Particles: A Way to Increase the Features of the Carbon Anode
CB05 - Prebaked Anodes Cracking at Forming - Reasons and Solutions
CB06 - Storvik HAL Compactor
CB07 - The Influence of Flue Wall Deformation on Anode Baking Homogeneity for the Aluminum Production
CB08 - Effects of Fire Cycle Time on Heat Transfer Characteristics and Energy Consumption in Anode Baking Furnace
CB09 - An Introduction to Phase-Field based Model for Predicting the Baking Level of Carbon Anodes
CB10 - 3D Transient Modelling of a Complete Fire Line for Anode Baking Furnace Design and Optimization
CB11 - Improvement in oxidation Behaviour of Prebake anodes used in NALCO smelter plant Binuta Patra and Anindya Palchowdhury
CB12 - Improving Net Carbon Consumption at EGA with the Support of Anode Tracking and Butt Analyser
CB13 - Measurement of Tortuosity of Anode Porosity by 3D Micro X-ray Computed Tomography
CB14 - An Experimental Testing of the SERMA Technology for the Quality Control of Green and Baked Anodes
DS01 - Optimization of Energy Consumption at a Billet Foundry
DS02 - Machinability of a 53 % Silicon Aluminum Alloy
DS03 - Storvik´s Casting and Holding Furnace Tending Tools and Best Practices
Al01 - Challenges and Progress in Environment Protection in China’s Aluminum Metallurgy
Al02 - Thirty Years of Continuous Technical Progress at Aluminij Mostar Smelter
Al03 - Innovation of Prebaked Anode Design to Enhance Productivity
Al04 - Thermo-Electrical Analysis of an Anode Design
Al05 - Anode Spike Detection Using Advanced Analytics and Data Analysis
Al06 - Millivolt Anodes - New Technology Opportunities for Better Pot Control
Al07 - Development of an AUTODESK CFD-Based 3D Model of a Hall-Héroult Cell Hooding  System and HF Capture Efficiency
Al08 - Online Support for Amperage Creeping and Technology Brick Implementation
Al09 - D20+, the New EGA Optimized Version of D20 Technology for Lower Energy Consumption
Al10 - RA-550 Cell Technology: UC RUSAL’s New Stage of Technology Development
Al11 - The Use of Copper in Cathodes of Aluminium Reduction Cells
Al12 - Surviving an Extended Power Outage after a Breakdown in the Sub Station
Al13 - Managing Pot Operation of 340 kA Prebake Potline at Reduced Amperage of 280 kA
Al14 - Potline Open Circuit Auto-Adaptive Protection
Al15 - High Frequency Modulation in France and in TRIMET Saint-Jean de Maurienne for F and G Lines
Al16 - Crane Electrical Insulation Monitoring in Potlines: New CANDI™ 4.0 Performance
Al17 - Liquid Metal Batteries as a Power Buffer in Aluminium Production Plants
Al18 - 3D Thermo-Electric Modelling of Aluminium Reduction Cells Including Equilibrium Ledge Profile Prediction
Al19 - Thermal Radiation towards the Sideledge in Alumina Reduction Cells
Al20 - Experience from Laboratory Testing of Commercial Silicon Bonded Silicon Carbide Materials. Typical Properties and Analyses
Al21 - Sludge Formation in Hall Héroult Process: An Existing Problem
Al22 - Determination of Iron Source in Molten Aluminium by Using the Accumulation Ratio of Iron to Manganese
Al23 - The Application of Extended Surface Filtration Bags in Gas Treatment Centres
Al24 - Extended Surface Filter Bags in Reverse Air Cleaning Filters Petra Mühlen, Bernard Cloutier and Valérie Paquet Advancetex International Pty Ltd, Fives Solios, Alcoa
Al25 - Gas Treatment and Improvements for More Than 40 Years at the Hamburg Trimet Smelter
Al26 - Upgrade of Existing Cell Feeding Systems
Al27 - Two-Stage Pot Gas Treatment Technology Allowing the Production of Sodium Sulfate
Al28 - Heat Exchanger for Alumina Preheating in Aluminium Reduction Cells
Al29 - Findings from Operating a Pot with Heat Recovery System
Al30 - Discussion of Industrial Spent Pot Lining Treatment
Al31 - New Connections for Cathode Flexibles in Aluminium Electrolysis Cells
Al32 - Implementation of a New Measuring Device for Cathode Current Distribution
Al33 - Measurement of DC Busbar Currents in Aluminium Smelters
Al34 - Process Control in Aluminium Industry - News in the XRD Tool Box
Al35 - Energy Reduction Initiatives to Improve Low Amperage Cell Performance
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Al13 - Managing Pot Operation of 340 kA Prebake Potline at Reduced Amperage of 280 kA

Authors: G.G. Pal, Janmejaya Dalai, Bhabani Acharya, Sandip Gore, Hitesh Bamrah, Rajesh Kumar, P. Prateesh and B.K. Kakkar

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