Direct Production of Aluminum Titanium Alloys in Aluminum Reduction Cells: A Laboratory Test

Geir Martin Haarberg*, Omar Awayssa, Gudrun Saevarsdottir, Rauan Meirbekova, Wenting Xu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

Aluminum smelters produce pure aluminum in reduction cells by the Hall-Héroult process, however, aluminum is usually supplied as a variety of alloys to their customers. The alloys are produced in the casthouse, as desired alloying elements are added to the primary aluminum from the potroom before casting. In this work the concept of producing titanium master alloys directly in the aluminum reduction cells is discussed, by feeding titanium oxide to the electrolyte, along with the alumina raw material. The results in this paper are obtained by running electrolysis experiments in a laboratory cell, and the current efficiency for the alloy deposition is estimated. Similar results for aluminum–silicon and aluminum-manganese alloys are reported in a different paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals 2022
EditorsDmitry Eskin
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages411-416
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030925284
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventLight Metals Symposium held at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 2022 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 27 Feb 20223 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696

Conference

ConferenceLight Metals Symposium held at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period27/02/223/03/22

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Hydro Aluminium, Norway for financial support.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

Other keywords

  • Alloying
  • Aluminum electrolysis
  • Current efficiency
  • Titanium

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Direct Production of Aluminum Titanium Alloys in Aluminum Reduction Cells: A Laboratory Test'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this