Control of Potline Scrubber & Fugitive Emissions for Aluminum Smelters Course

May 21–24, 2018 • Hilton Québec • Québec City, Québec, Canada

Online and advanced registration is now closed.

Onsite registration is available beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Hilton Québec hotel. To expedite the registration process, you may complete and print the PDF registration form and bring it with you. TMS staff will be available to assist you with your registration.

Control of Potline Scrubber & Fugitive Emissions for Aluminum Smelters is solely focused on providing a complete, intensive overview of the latest techniques, as well as the fundamental knowledge necessary for effectively managing and reducing emissions in aluminum smelting.

Returning after two successful events in 2016 and 2017, this course is the newest offering in TMS’s highly impactful series of courses developed expressly for the aluminum industry since 1995. It is sponsored by the TMS Light Metals Division (LMD) and Aluminum Committee.


Discount Registration Deadline:
March 21, 2018

Housing Deadline:
April 26, 2018

Course Dates:
May 21–24, 2018

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What You Will Learn

This four-day course will feature in-depth presentations encompassing the broadest possible scope of knowledge and ideas that can be leveraged in a variety of situations. Technical topics for this course include:

  • Overview of emissions
  • Emission fundamentals—fluoride, SO2, particulates
  • Pot ventilation and scrubber technologies
  • Dry scrubber design
  • Dry scrubber operation (focus on injector reactors and baghouse design)
  • SO2 wet scrubber operation and control
  • Practical tips to evaluate scrubber technology bidding stage
  • Advancements and developments in potline scrubbing, including gas cooling options
  • Management of potroom fugitive emissions
  • Interactive discussions and workgroups
  • Smelter field visit

For additional details, visit the Course Curriculum page.

Who Will Benefit

  • Plant and training managers, process engineers, and other technical personnel at aluminum smelters who are interested in managing environmental emissions
  • Suppliers of environmental control equipment
  • Young professions looking to develop their career in the aluminum industry
  • Those aspiring to leadership in environmental management within their company and the aluminum industry

Course Sponsors and Organizers

Control of Potline Scrubbers & Fugitive Emissions for Aluminum Smelters
is a TMS Aluminum Course.

This course is sponsored by the TMS Light Metals Division and the Aluminum Committee, and is being organized and taught by the following individuals:

Stephan Broek, Lead Organizer/Instructor, Hatch Ltd.
Margaret Hyland, University of Auckland-Light Metals Research Centre
Stephen Lindsay, Alcoa Inc.
David Wong, University of Auckland-Light Metals Research Centre

Learn more about each instructor, and the expertise they have to offer attendees at this course.

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