Special Issue "Selected Papers from the International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium 2016"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2017
Prof. Dr. Houshang Alamdari
Aluminium Research Centre - REGAL, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
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Interests: Solid Mechanics ; Numerical Methods; Finite Element Method and XFEM; Thermo-electro-mechanical Contact; Multi-physic Modelling ; Thermodynamic of irreversible processes applied to porous medium; thermo-mechanical behaviour of refractory materials; Hall-Héroult process
Aluminum, with 50 Mt in annual production, is as an essential material in modern engineering designs. Due to its remarkable properties, e.g., lightness, ease of forming, and recyclability, it is considered as the flag-bearer for green designs in transportation, architectural, and structural applications. The production process of this metal is, however, not free of environmental and technological challenges. Alumina is refined by the Bayer process, followed by aluminum electrolysis using the Hall-Héroult process, making this chain process as one of the most energy-intensive ones, with considerable residues and GHG footprint. The industry is, thus, continuously looking for a way to increase process efficiency and decrease its environmental impact. Having this objective in mind, major producers, as well as scientists, gather once a year during the ICSOBA event (http://www.icsoba.org/) in order to share their preoccupations, challenges, and possible solutions. This Special Issue is set to publish selected works presented at this event, in order to share recent progress and new achievements in this emerging field with broader scientific and industrial communities.
Dr. Houshang Alamdari
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