Alumina Industry and the Bayer process

We have conducted a number of research projects for the Australian alumina industry. These have involved Bayer surface chemistry, refinement of the Bayer process, and downstream product development.

Our work in this area has included enhancing hydrate reactivity, zeolite production, determination of particle charges in Bayer liquors, and the measurement of fundamental physical chemistry parameters. We have also assisted with bench scale evaluation of alternative Bayer process pathways, identifying chemical methods of scale dissolution and additive impact testing.

In addition to laboratory scale work, Central Chemical Consulting has provided on-site support to refinery based projects.