Aluminum Electrolysis Carbon Anode Production ; Carbon Anode ; Petroleum Coke ; 2016

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

The carbon anode production process using petroleum coke described in this dataset is intended for use in aluminum electrolysis. As an essential component in the aluminum smelting process, carbon anodes are consumed to facilitate the electrical conductivity in the electrolytic cells where aluminum oxide is reduced to aluminum metal. Users should take note that the life cycle assessment data presented here includes the production of prebaked anodes (PA), the sourcing of anodes (SA), electricity, and other background processes. The PA data should be referenced from statistical data sources, and the SA data primarily from the literature. Background data has been sourced from the CAS RCEES 2018 database, which must be considered to accurately reflect the Chinese context in terms of energy, materials, transportation, waste management, etc. Methodological consideration should include the year of the data as operational parameters and environmental impacts could have changed significantly. Data users must ensure methodological consistency when incorporating this data set into a broader LCA study.

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