Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 13 No. 4 August 2003|
（College of Metallurgy Science and Engineering,
Central South University, Changsha 410083, China）
Abstract:On the basis of serial laboratory research and industrial test, the mechanism of saving energy and reducing carbon consumption of property-modified prebaked anode in aluminum electrolysis was discussed. It is considered that the anodic over voltage is affected by the concentration of carbon monoxide surrounding anode. The property-modified prebaked anode can restrain the production of carbon monoxide. The reason of reducing carbon consumption was also analyzed, the result shows that besides physical action, chemical action also exists in the process where additives change the reaction rate of anodes.
Key words: aluminum electrolysis；prebaked anode；additive