Scaling-up of the aluminium process from ionic liquids

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14th-16th October 2015 hold in Grenoble (France) the COMSOL conference 2015. This meeting aims to put in touch physics, engineers, material scientists and industry experts for cutting edge models and simulations. INSTM was present with an oral communication titled: “Current Density distribution for a full scale industrial Alluminization Process”, on which the result of the mathematical model built within the Scail-up project for Al-plating was displayed achieving good success.

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20th-24th September 2015 was hold in Bertinoro (Italy) the traditional meeting of the Italian electrochemical community “Giornate dell’Elettrochimica Italiana” (GEI). More than 100 participants both from industry and academia attended the congress. INSTM took part in the meeting with 3 oral presentations dealing with the Scail-Up results.

These presentations were welcomed by the scientific committee and contribute to the success of the meeting stimulating possible future collaboration with research group in Italy and abroad.

Dra. Elena Guinea Marca from Fundación CIDETEC (SPAIN) participated and presented results from the Scail-UP project as a poster at the Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids XXV (EUCHEM14) meeting at Tallinn, Estonia, on July the 6-11th, 2014. The study of electroplating aluminum from two different eutectics formulations on a polymeric substrate (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or ABS) were presented. In this work, the most suitable substrate’s specifications were defined and the influence of electrodeposition parameters (current density, temperature) on the structure of the electrodeposited aluminium were analyzed.

EUCHEM2014 was the 5th Conference on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids, and the 25th conference in the original series of EUCHEM molten salts meetings. The EUCHEM 2014 Conference on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids was provided a forum to discuss the state-of-the-art in molten salt and ionic liquid research. It had 56 oral presentations and 190 posters. This event allowed CIDETEC to established new contacts with several European Universities and several companies very interested in the process.