Date of Award

Spring 5-1958

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Doctor C.W. Haynes

Second Advisor

Professor R.I. Smith

Third Advisor

Doctor K.N. McCleod


The purpose of this paper is to report on the investigation of the possibility of removing impurities from the two important light metals, aluminum and magnesium, by applying the principles of zone-refining. The impurities in these metals are namely iron, silicon, and copper, which is the main impurity. Copper and iron come from the reduction cells, while silicon is introduced during the preparation of the material for the reduction bath.

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