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Original scientific paper

Magnetohydrodynamics simulation of 300 KA novel cell for aluminum electrolysis

Y. Song ; Northeastern University, Shenyang City, China
J. P. Peng ; Northeastern University, Shenyang City, China
Y. W. Wang ; Northeastern University, Shenyang City, China
Y. Z. Di ; Northeastern University, Shenyang City, China
B. K. Li ; Northeastern University, Shenyang City, China
N. X. Feng ; Northeastern University, Shenyang City, China


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Abstract

A novel cathode with cylindrical protrusions was presented to investigate the effect of protrusions on the electromagnetic field and flow field in the aluminum electrolysis cell. Results show that by using the novel cathode, the maximum horizontal electromagnetic force and velocity at 2/3 height of the metal pad were reduced by 21 % and 41 % respectively, and the metal - bath interface wave decreased by 0,69 cm. The metal pad flows around protrusions. Eddies due to boundary layer separation are beneficial to the dissolution of alumina.

Keywords

Aluminum electrolysis; novel cathode; magnetohydrodynamics; wave; eddy

Hrčak ID:

141825

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/141825

Publication date:

1.1.2016.

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