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Bayer Process Modelling for the Alumina Industry

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Aluminium oxide (Al2O3), or alumina, is an important feedstock in a range of industries, primarily aluminium smelting, but also the production of abrasives, refractories, ceramics, glass, electronics and even cosmetics. Purity and particle size of this white powder must be carefully managed during its refining to meet strict downstream criteria. Alumina refineries employ the Bayer process (named for its inventor…

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SysCAD in the Life Cycle of Plant Development

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Process Development Life Cycle Mineral and chemical processing operations tend to follow a typical life cycle – starting with feasibility studies and detailed engineering design, through to construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance, and often followed by process improvement projects and plant expansion. At all stages, different process options or methodologies must be considered. Decisions are made based on factors such…

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