How to (thermodynamically) model the aluminum electrolysis using FactSage

As a member of the Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry (CRCT, Polytechnique Montreal) that develops the FactSage software, it is always a pleasure to share my knowledge on thermochemistry. This post will show you how to simply model the conventional aluminum electrolysis process (i.e. the Hall-Héroult process) using FactSage. Let's start by reviewing the … Continue reading How to (thermodynamically) model the aluminum electrolysis using FactSage

Producing Aluminum without direct CO2 emissions

We learned yesterday that a joint venture between Alcoa, Rio Tinto and Apple was created in order to produce primary aluminum using a zero-CO2-emission process. Here are some simple explanations about the new primary metal production strategy. The conventional smelting strategy to produce aluminum from alumina (Al2O3) is based on the Hall-Héroult electrochemical process: $latex … Continue reading Producing Aluminum without direct CO2 emissions