Manuscript submissions are now closed and no further changes or new submissions will be accepted. Please contact the conference management team (alumina2024@wearemci.com) for specific issues regarding change of author or presenter, or have any technical queries regarding the conference.

Alumina 2024 will examine the technology challenges of the alumina industry in the context of the rapidly escalating response to global initiatives to combat climate change and to minimize our industry’s overall environmental footprint, as described in the Alumina Technology Roadmap 2050 (https://aqw.com.au/roadmap/overview/). Achieving these goals will rely on collaboration across the industry, not only between alumina producers but also with suppliers (of materials, services and technology), customers, governments, research institutions and the communities within which they operate.

Papers that address this theme are particularly encouraged and should align with one or more of the related streams outlined below. Note that we have changed two of the stream topics to better reflect the content of some of the abstracts we have received, and to allow more logical grouping of presentations during the conference. No action is required by you: we will ensure that your papers are allocated to the appropriate stream.

Stream 1: Energy

Topics to be explored could include new technologies or developments that aid the shift to green energy for heat and electricity generation, practical examples of unit processes based on alternative energy sources, alternative processes that significantly shift the energy footprint of alumina production or bauxite mining, or which achieve practical gains in bauxite quality and/or processability.

Stream 2: Bauxite Residue

Developments, concepts or research that, for example, support progress towards the elimination of long-term bauxite residue storage, that further enhance the safety and sustainability of stored residue, or that position bauxite residue as an alternative to other resources or products to reduce their environmental impact will be considered in this technical stream.

Stream 3: Process Development

Advancements in alumina production and the application and further development of new refining technologies are covered in this stream. Modernisation of existing refineries or improvements in process control also fall into this category.

Stream 4: Resources

The stewardship of Bauxite, mining sites and the societal and environmental impacts of bauxite mining will be explored in this stream, as well as the other major resources that comprise the Bayer process. Minimising caustic soda use, integration of its production into refining operations, the use and re-use of lime, and the optimization of process additive use are all relevant, but this topic also seeks to explore the development and well-being of the human resources upon which our industry depends (such as education, health and safety programs and collaboration across the industry).

Stream 5: New Research

Fundamental and applied research leading to enhanced knowledge of various facets of alumina refining, proof of concept studies for new technologies or processes, or improved analytical procedures or techniques, amongst others, are captured in this stream.

All enquiries regarding manuscripts for Alumina 2024 should be emailed to alumina2024@wearemci.com

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