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The manufacture of continuous smelting electrodes from carbon paste briquettes

Fitt, A. D. and Howell, P. D. (1998) The manufacture of continuous smelting electrodes from carbon paste briquettes. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 33 . pp. 353-376.


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Continuously consumed electrodes are used in the manufacture of ferro alloys, aluminium, silicon metal and calcium carbide. The raw material for the electrodes is a carbon paste which is normally added to the electrode in large solid sections. The option of manufacturing such electrodes from small paste `briquettes' is examined with respect to an industrial experiment used to predict the quality of a briquette-formed electrode. It is shown that successful predictive models may be formulated using a two-phase slow flow approach. Consideration is also given to the briquette manufacture of Persson and Bruff electrodes, two different commercially important devices for the production of silicon.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:D - G > Fluid mechanics
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ID Code:128
Deposited By: Peter Howell
Deposited On:09 Sep 2004
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:16

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