Aluminum Committee

Technical Programming

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina & Bauxite: Organized by Linus Perander

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Based on the importance of improving processes, reduce environmental impact and the global challenges in the aluminum production you are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Changes in Bauxite Supply and Future Demands - Bauxite Ore Characterisation - Bauxite Mining and Processing - Handling and Processing - Sustainability and Environmental Issues - Bauxite Residue Handling and Opportunities - Automation and Process Control - Cost Reduction Strategies - Alumina Quality and Properties (common session with reduction)

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization: Organized by Xiyu Wen

This Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization Symposium, along with Cast Shop Technology, Aluminum Reduction Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods, product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum for end applications, including transportation (automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Alloy Development - Process Innovation - Microstructure Evolution and Characterization - Mechanical Behavior - Failure Analysis - Material Modeling and Simulation - Machine Design - Process Control - Measurement Technology - Process Modeling - Heat Transfer - Surface Generation - Defect Measurement and Control

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Abdalla Zarouni

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The high growth in production capacity and the continuing increase in cell amperage demands better and better knowledge of fundamental issues to introduce improvements in cell operation. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Cell Design and Cell Modeling - Cell Start-Up and Early Operation - Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances) - Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase - Process Control - Environmental Issues - Bath Chemistry - Alumina Dissolution (common session with Alumina & Bauxite) - Power Modulation and Power Supply - Safety issues in Reduction Lines - Energy and Cost Saving Initiatives in the Reduction Process - Emerging Reduction Processes - Aluminum Trend and Market Demand

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Organized by Mark Badowski

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. You are also invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Inclusion Detection and Removal - Dissolved Impurity Removal, e.g. Na - Filtration and Degassing - Impact of Impurities - Grain Refinement - Direct Chill Casting - Open Mold Ingot Casting - Strip Casting - Cast Structures and Defects - Automation, Process Modeling and Control - New Innovations in Process and Product Measurements and Control - Environmental Issues and Safety Joint sessions will be organized in the following subject areas; to submit an abstract to these, please see the corresponding symposium: Recycling (with Recycling Committee): Submit to the Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session Energy (with Energy Committee): Submit to the Cast Shop Technology: Energy Joint Session Fundamentals of Aluminium Alloy Solidification (with Solidification Committee): Submit to the Cast Shop Technology: Fundamentals of Aluminium Alloy Solidification Joint Session

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Energy Joint Session: Organized by Mark Badowski; Mark Jolly; Donald Whipple; Cynthia Belt

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. The Aluminum industry faces unique challenges in the transition to sustainability and efficient use of energy will play a key role. This joint session will explore the trends and drivers toward sustainability. Papers are encouraged with research or case studies in furnace efficiency including energy savings, increased production, and reduced melt loss.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Fundamentals of Aluminum Alloy Solidification Joint Session: Organized by Andre Phillion; Mark Badowski; Mohsen Asle Zaeem

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. Solidification is the heart of the aluminum alloy cast shop. This one-session symposium provides a venue to discuss new advances in the fundamentals of solidification that related to the casting of wrought aluminum alloys, and improve properties and/or processes. Topics of interest include grain nucleation, in-situ observation, microstructure and defect formation, mushy zone dynamics, and segregation.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by Mark Badowski; Elsa Olivetti

The Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. The symposium is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. The Aluminum industry faces unique challenges in the transition to sustainability and recycling will play a key role. This joint session with the Cast Shop Technology session focuses on: Sustainable operation, Life cycle assessment, Recycling impact and awareness, Charge materials, Environmental issues, and industrial ecology.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Perfluorocarbon Generation and Emissions from Industrial Processes: Organized by Pascal Lavoie; David Wong; Pernelle Nunez

Perfluorinated carbon compounds (PFCs) are potent greenhouse gases that are generated from multiple industrial processes, including the production of aluminum, rare-earth metals, semi-conductors and fluorinated gases. This symposium aims at: 1. Quantifying emissions including measurement techniques and accounting within and between industries 2. Understanding generation mechanisms 3. Providing emission reduction and mitigation techniques