Alumina production ; Alumina for metallurgy ; Bauxite ; 2012

Categories:
Categories:
Unit processes/Materials production/Non-energetic raw materials
Location:
CN - China
Reference year: 2021 -
Description

The production of alumina described in this data set is specifically used for metallurgical purposes. It pertains to the processing of bauxite into alumina in the year 2012. This type of alumina is typically utilized in the production of aluminum metal via the Hall-Héroult process. It serves as a critical raw material for the aluminum industry and is used in the fabrication of various aluminum products such as foil, structural materials, automotive parts, and electrical conductors. When using this data set for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), users should consider the following: Ensure that the scope of your LCA corresponds with the metallurgical application of alumina. The data set provides information on primary aluminum (PA), secondary aluminum (SA), electricity, and other relevant background information from 2012, and should be used for historical assessments or as a baseline for improvements in processes over time. Be aware that the SA data is largely derived from published literature, while PA data comes from statistical sources. Background data is drawn from the CAS RCEES 2018 database, which includes localized LCA data for China. Methodologies mentioned in those data sources should be followed, and the technological applicability should reflect the standards and practices of the Chinese aluminum industry during the year 2012.

Process type
Unit
LCI modeling approach
Unknown
Multifunctional modeling
NONE
Format
ILCD
Aggregation type
NOT_APPLICABLE
Data provider
TianGong
Review status
Internal
Cost
Free
Contact
Tiangong LCI Data Working Group