Electricity Demand in Primary Aluminum Smelting
Knut Anton Mork
The Energy Journal, 1982, vol. Volume 3, issue Number 3, 71-94
Primary aluminum smelting is one of the giant energy users among the manufacturing industries. With current technology, the smelting is done by an electrolytic process requiring as much as 13 to 19 megawatt-hours (MWh) of direct-current electricity per metric ton of aluminum metal.
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