At the TMS 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, a programming highlight was the aluminum plenary session, the Hall-Heroult 125th Anniversary Celebration. The presentations offered insight into the historic foundations of the modern aluminum industry, with talks by notable leaders in the field. Those talks were recorded, and are offered here for viewing.
- The Future of Smelting and How Do We Arrive There?
Mark O. Taylor and John J.J. Chen, Light Metals Research Centre, and Chemical Materials Engineering, University of Auckland [VIEW PRESENTATION]
- Brief Overview of Environmental Control within the Primary Aluminium Industry
Presentation by Erik Keul [VIEW PRESENTATION]
- Aluminum Industry of Russia
Presentation by P.V. Polyakov, V.Ch. Mann [VIEW PRESENTATION]
- The Early Years of Light Metals TMS
Nolan E. Richards, Retired, Reynolds Metals Company
- Paul Heroult: The Early Days of the European Aluminium Industry
Claude Vanvoren, VP, Technology and R&D, Rio Tinto Alcan [VIEW PRESENTATION]
- Charles Martin Hall and Warren Haupin: Over 100 Years of Technical Innovation
Gary P. Tarcy, Alcoa Technical Center [VIEW PRESENTATION]
- The Rise and Fall of the Knowledge Base for Aluminium Smelting—Since TMS/AIME 1962
Barry Welch, University of New South Wales, University of Auckland, and Welbank Consulting Ltd.
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