Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Doctor C.W. Haynes
Mr. Ralph I. Smith
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.
Rathke, Arlan Edward and Hoar, Russell E., "The Zone-Refining of Aluminum with Copper as the Major Impurity" (1958). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 497.