Degradation of Cathode Lining in Hall-Héroult Cells

  title={Degradation of Cathode Lining in Hall-H{\'e}roult Cells},
  author={Kati Tsch{\"o}pe},
The aluminium industry is continually facing the problem to lower the energy consumption and to increase the productivity by improving the current high amperage cell technology. Another challenge is to eliminate cell failures, which cause disturbances or premature cell shutdowns. The degradation of the cathode lining and cathode heave are two of the key factors which influence the performance and lifetime of the cathode, and the present study has focused on these two phenomena. Autopsies of… CONTINUE READING