Alumina & Bauxite

PLEASE NOTE: This course has been cancelled for TMS2020.


This short course will cover key aspects of processing bauxite to alumina including digestion, precipitation, impurities, solid-liquid separation, calcination as well as issues and opportunities associated with the residue generated.


The lead instructor for this course will be James Vaughan, The University of Queensland. Additional instructors and the topics they will cover include:

  • Alessio Scarsella, Outotec
    Topic: Bauxite Digestion
  • Anne Duncan, Hatch
    Topic: Gibbsite Precipitation
  • Steve Healy, Consultant
    Topic: Oxalate Management Technologies
  • Linus Perander, Outotec
    Topic: Alumina Calcination
  • Andrew Hawkey, Aqseptence
    Topic: Bauxite Residue Filtration
  • David Williams, Professor Civil Engineering, University of Queensland
    Topic: Residue Area Design
  • Talitha Santini, Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia
    Topic: Residue Chemistry/Rehab

Who Should Attend?

This course will be of interest to anyone associated with technical aspects of alumina refining. It will be especially useful for junior engineers or engineers who are specialized in one aspect of the process but have had limited exposure to other aspects being discussed. The course could also be helpful for researchers, as industry challenges and limits of current technologies will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

This course will broaden the knowledge of attendees in a number of specialist aspects of refining bauxite to alumina. Participants will interact with experts on a range of key topics regarding bauxite and alumina refining. The knowledge gained at this course will be applicable at alumina refineries around the world. Participants can be inspired and motivated by hearing new and up-to-date technical information.

Registration Rates

Registering As Advance Registration Rate
(on or before January 17)
Standard Registration Rate
(after January 17)
Member $425 $475
Non-member $475 $525
Student $200 $250

How To Register

Register for this course through the TMS2020 registration form.

Register Now

Remember to register for the conference and any short courses by January 17 for the best rates.