TMS2018 Professional Development Events

Best Practices in Bauxite and Alumina Processing and Production

Sunday, March 11, 2018 • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center
Light Metals Division, Aluminum Committee
Linus Perander, Outotec; Gerrit Vos, APEG-BC (Canada) and CREA-MG (Brazil); Suzette Taylor, Almatis - Global Process Technology Group; Ting-an Thang; Y. Perret; Alessio Scarsella, Outotec; Peter-Hans ter Weer, TWS Services & Advice - Bauxite & Alumina Consultancy; Steven Rosenberg, EGA; and Jim Metson, University of Auckland


This one-day short course, targeted at the professional working in the field of alumina production and bauxite processing, complements the regular TMS sessions and will discuss several topical themes in the industry from a more general perspective. The course is expected to also generate discussion and debate and increase awareness and interest in common challenges in the industry. 

Who Attends?

This course is targeted to the following industry sectors: bauxite mining, alumina production, and Bayer process, including alumina from non-bauxitic ores. Industry professionals, e.g. production or technical engineers or senior engineers working in the alumina production sector or with technology providers for the alumina industry, will benefit from this course. Also, academic professionals wanting to gain detailed insight into state-of-the-art practices and technologies employed in the alumina industry and/or attain a deeper understanding on fundamentals in the process or drivers in the industry should attend.

Topical Outline

  1. General Introduction
  2. Metallurgical Grade Alumina—Market Situation and Outlook
  3. Bauxite Mining Supply
  4. Processing of Low-grade and Non-bauxitic Ores
  5. Developments in Digestion and Evaporation
  6. Sustainability in Alumina Refinery Design
  7. Bayer Process Residues
  8. Cost and Energy Reduction in Alumina Refining
  9. Alumina Quality—Does it Matter?
  10. Panel Discussion (all speakers)


Registering As Advanced On-site
Member $525 $600
Non-member $575 $650
Student $300 $350