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Aluminium from bauxite

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Jono Chemist
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Apr17-08, 11:58 AM
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I desperatly need help, i need to know everything there is to know about the recovery of aluminium from bauxite ore, the process, the cost, everything.

Please, if you have any knowledge or know of any GOOD webpages, please post them here.

thanks:)
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Apr19-08, 07:23 AM
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Has one tried searching for "Aluminum Refining" on Google?

One finds materials like - http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/info/librar...s/chapter4.htm

The of course, there's the websites of the producers, e.g. Aloca
http://www.alcoa.com/ingot/en/info_page/refining.asp

As for cost, that might be hard to find.
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Jun18-08, 09:17 PM
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Is it true that wood exceeds metals and alloys in stregnth to weight? Tensil.bending and maybe not compression?

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Aluminium from bauxite

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Is it true that wood exceeds metals and alloys in stregnth to weight? Tensil.bending and maybe not compression?
Yes, when loaded parallel to the grain. When loaded perpendicular to the grain the strength-to-weight ratio is several times lower and comparable to metal alloys. Engineered composites are even higher. See, for example, Ashby's Materials Selection in Mechanical Design.
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Mapes,
A peice a gold.


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