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Metals 2016, 6(5), 112; doi:10.3390/met6050112

Performances of Green and Eco-Friendly Ramming Pastes in EGA Pots

Carbone Savoie, Venissieux 69631 Cedex, France
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Dubai 3627, United Arab Emirates
Contents of this paper also appear in the International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina&Aluminium (ICSOBA) 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November–1 December 2015.
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Academic Editor: Houshang Alamdari
Received: 18 March 2016 / Revised: 22 April 2016 / Accepted: 6 May 2016 / Published: 13 May 2016
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Consistent and high quality ramming paste products, installed according to optimized procedures, are required for improved operation and longer pot life. However, ramming paste used to be a hazardous product and needs special precautions for handling and application. A 100% eco-friendly cold ramming paste has been developed by Carbone Savoie and tested at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) sites. A test has also been developed by Carbone Savoie to follow-up, identify and quantify emissions during the baking of paste up to 1000 °C. Physico-chemical characteristics of various pastes are presented, together with their composition in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), determined by an accredited laboratory and the results of emissions during paste baking. The results of pot operation at the EGA sites show no harmful impact on pot preheat, early operation, or regular operation performance. Pot performance data are given for comparison. The new paste offers a green and clean alternative to harsh chemicals typically associated with the industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: ramming paste; eco-friendly cold ramming paste; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH); characteristics; pot performances ramming paste; eco-friendly cold ramming paste; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH); characteristics; pot performances

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Allard, B.; Tawfik, M.; Kumar, A. Performances of Green and Eco-Friendly Ramming Pastes in EGA Pots. Metals 2016, 6, 112.

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