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Acoustic emission techniques to measure the properties of coke particles: a first foray

Rouget Geoffroy, Manolescu Petre, Picard Donald, Duchesne Carl, Alamdari Houshang et Kocaefe Duygu. Acoustic emission techniques to measure the properties of coke particles: a first foray. Dans : The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) , 2 - 5 October, 2017, Hamburg, Germany.

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The performance of the Hall-Héroult aluminium reduction process is strongly influenced by fluctuations of the baked carbon anode properties. The currently decreasing quality and increasing variability of the anode raw materials, coke and pitch, combined with the frequent supplier changes by anode manufacturers to meet their specifications and reduce purchasing costs make it very challenging to produce anodes with consistent properties. Furthermore, the coke quality control scheme traditionally used by aluminium smelters involving infrequent coke sampling and characterization in the laboratory is inadequate for tracking coke variability when formulating the anode paste, and applying timely corrective actions when necessary. Developing new rapid and non-destructive sensors for measuring key coke properties such as density and porosity directly from the production line is highly desirable. This work investigates the possibility of using acoustic emission techniques for measuring physical and/or mechanical properties of coke particles. A set-up was developed for recording the sound made by coke particles dropped on a metal sheet. The potential of the approach was tested on coke samples having different physical properties (several sizes and suppliers). The acoustic signature of each type of coke particle was correlated with their physical properties using regression analysis.

Type de document:Matériel de conférence (Non spécifié)
Sujets:Sciences naturelles et génie > Génie > Génie des matériaux et génie métallurgique
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences appliquées > Module d'ingénierie
Déposé le:22 mars 2019 00:11
Dernière modification:22 mars 2019 00:11
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