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About Richard Jeltsch

Graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, with a Master of Science in chemistry 22 years with Kaiser Aluminum in process engineering and environmental management. The last 12 years at Kaiser’s Primary Products Technical Center as Cathode Technology Specialist Thirteen years consulting with an international clientele in the area of cathode technology, specializing in cell life improvement and reduction cell autopsies. Several papers presented at TMS. Lecturer on cathode technology for TMS Aluminum Electrolysis course since 1999.

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Improvement of Aluminum Reduction Cell Life

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Aluminum Reduction Cell Life  During bullish aluminum pricing cycle, smelter management typically emphasizes increasing production, but during bearish cycles, it turns to cost reduction strategies.  Unfortunately most of the smelter’s costs are determined by factors that are beyond the control of internal management.  For example:  Alumina, coke and power pricing are usually determined by long […]

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