Introduction to Aluminum Electrolysis

Introduction to Aluminum Electrolysis

Introduction to Aluminum Electrolysis

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This one-day course will cover basic topics related to using the AlSem tools for aluminum electrolysis. It is ideal for anyone who wants to understand the theoretical background of the aluminum electrolysis process.

Topics will include:

  • Principles of the Hall-Héroult-Process: Gain a description of the typical features of the electrolytic cells of an aluminum plant.
  • Mass Balance: Learn about relations for the theoretical and practical production of aluminum and cell gases and the consumption of alumina and carbon.
  • Properties of the Electrolyte: This portion of the course gives relations for the essential physical properties of the electrolyte like liquidus temperature, electrical conductivity, density, viscosity, and surface properties.
  • Cell Voltage: Learn about the different components of the cell voltage inside (ohmic and electrochemical) and outside (busbars) of the electrolysis cell.
  • Energy Balance: The amount of energy is determined to produce aluminum from aluminum oxide. The energy which is not needed for the electrolytic production of aluminum is lost as heat. Relationships are given to calculate the amount of this heat loss
  • Current Efficiency: In the course of the smelting process, already-produced aluminum is lost. The reasons are discussed.


Marc Dupuis, GeniSim Inc. 

Registration Rates

Course fee includes lunch

Rates Advance Registration Rate
(On or Before January 31)
Standard Registration Rate
(After January 31)
Member $595 $645
Nonmember $695 $745
Student Member $295 $345
Student Nonmember $325 $375

How To Register

You can register for this workshop through the TMS2023 registration form.

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Remember to register for the conference and any short courses by January 31 for the best rates.