We are reducing the emissions of the CF4 and C2F6 greenhouse gases
In 2001, for example, we performed a series of measurement campaigns to investigate the factors of influence on the formation of perfluorinated hydrocarbons. In cooperation with a recognized expert, TRIMET was able to prove the correlation between overpotential in the case of the anode effect and CF4 emissions.
Due to these discoveries, TRIMET developed a new anode effect quenching strategy through which both the anode effect duration and the CF4 emissions could be more than halved.
In addition to this we are successfully working on optimizing the electrolytic smelting process. Our research focus lies in the development of new strategies for the better control of the energy and mass balance. In the area of electrolysis cell modeling, we perform thermo-electrical experiments using FEM analyses.