Rusal began to stand the test cell on an inert anode


OK "Rusal" started bench testing of industrial electrolyzer working on an inert anode. The tests are performed in Krasnoyarsk. According to the press service of the company, bench tests are conducted on a current of 3 kA. Under an inert anode company has developed a completely new design of the cell.

"With the success of the trials currently being conducted in 2015" Rusal "will scale testing of cells with inert anodes of the Krasnoyarsk aluminum plant. In 2017, the company will be able to transfer this technology to existing production facilities, primarily power of the Krasnoyarsk aluminum plant ", — The press-service.

Currently, the production of aluminum in the atmosphere carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and polyaromatic substances. When going on an inert anode instead of the emissions in the production of 1 ton of aluminum in the atmosphere will be allocated 900 kg of oxygen. In the scale of the plant, such KrAZ, this figure will rise to 900 thousand tons of oxygen per year. In addition, the combustion rate of inert anode aluminum production of 300-400 times lower than that of conventional carbon anode. The inert anode is consumed by 1.5-2 cm per year, while carbon — on the same day.

The project with the June 2011 Skolkovo Foundation is a party, the planned co-financing fund the development and implementation of technology for the production of aluminum inert anodes will be 750 million rubles for the period up to 2015. At the moment, Skolkovo Foundation has provided a grant in the amount of 130 million rubles.

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