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2023 TMS Control of Potline Scrubbers & Fugitive Emissions for Aluminum Smelters Course (PSFE 2023)

September 10-14, 2023 • The Gulf Hotel Bahrain • Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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This course took place from September 10–14, 2023. Please join the e-mail list to receive updates about future TMS Aluminum Courses.

The 2023 Control of Potline Scrubber & Fugitive Emissions for Aluminum Smelters Course (PSFE 2023) is solely focused on providing a complete, intensive overview of the latest techniques for controlling and reducing emissions from the aluminum smelting process. In addition to new techniques, the course will also cover the fundamental knowledge necessary for effectively managing and reducing emissions in aluminum smelting. This four-day course will feature in-depth presentations from highly experienced, world recognized instructors. The curriculum will encompass the broadest possible scope of knowledge and ideas that can be leveraged in a variety of situations.

What You Will Learn

This immersive four-day course is focused exclusively on the control of potline emissions from primary aluminum smelters. PSFE 2023 is interactive in nature and will feature open group discussions, supplier participation, and a smelter visit at the Aluminium Bahrain Plant. Specific technical topics to be covered include, but are not limited to

  • Emission fundamentals – fluoride, sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulates
  • Pot ventilation and scrubber technologies
  • Dry scrubber design and operation
  • 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

For a more detailed topic list, visit the Course Curriculum page.

Who Should Take This Course

  • 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 professionals looking to develop their career in the aluminum industry
  • Those aspiring to leadership in environmental management within their company and the aluminum industry

“It is just perfect and fit my expectations! Everything was very interesting.” – 2019 Participant

“I really enjoyed the course, the contents and meeting people…This course is very helpful!! (and complete).” – 2019 Participant

“Very good course. I will recommend it for sure. I really liked all the aspects and diversity and different views. So, I have a good vision of the whole story.” – 2018 Participant


Discount Registration Deadline:
July 31, 2023

Course Dates:
September 10-14, 2023

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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 Aluminum Committee and the TMS Professional Development Committee and is being organized and taught by the following individuals

Lead Instructor:

Stephan Broek, Kensington Technology Inc.


Stephen Lindsay, Alcoa (retired)
James Metson, The University of Auckland
David Wong, Atmolite Consulting Pty Ltd.

Go to the Instructors section to view bios and learn more about their expertise and professional experience.

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