The objective of this research is to investigate the gasification, in air and
carbon dioxide, of anode carbons used in the aluminium industry, to identify
any differences in the behaviour of filler coke and the coke from the coal-tar
binder pitch, and to study the effect of pitch quality, especially the type and proportion of quinoline insolubles (QI) and the sodium content, on those
processes which contribute to excess anode consumption. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.