Article - 28 Apr 2011
Secondary aluminium smelting differs from primary smelting in that it uses recycled aluminium from scrap, rather than refining it from ore. This article provides a selection guide for refractories for...
Article - 14 Aug 2003
The production of aluminium from alumina (or smelting or primary aluminium) is briefly described. Alloying and casting, global trends in aluminium production and the main aluminium producing regions...
Article - 10 Oct 2002
Spent pot linings are a by-product of the aluminium smelting process. Disposing of these materials has been a headache, but new technology is now able to process the materials into useful, harmless...
Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.
Article - 14 Jul 2014
People residing near industrial areas are affected by the gas plume released from nearby industrial plants in many ways. Since the gas cloud is able cover a large area, it is a challenging process to...
Article - 10 Sep 2015
Tony Carroll, Aluminum Industry Sales and Product Development Manager at Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc., talks to AZoM about reducing waste and improving process efficiency in the aluminum industry.
Article - 23 Apr 2001
Aluminium is one of the most abundant elements in the earths crust. The extraction, refining and environmental impacts of these processes are considered, as are recycling, and future product and...
Article - 4 Dec 2012
Aluminum is a silvery white metal and is insoluble in water under normal circumstances. After oxygen and silicon, aluminum is the third most abundant metal and in the earth’s crust it is the most...
Article - 15 Aug 2006
The never ending life cycle of aluminium is described, from mining of bauxite to alumina production and then onto aluminium smelting, to the manufacture of aluminium products both semi-finished and...
Article - 24 Oct 2017
Amulya Das, Director of Business Development at Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc., talks to AZoM about their vertical integration during the fabrication process of fabricated thermal insulation products.