Patent Number: 7,824,468

Title: Carbothermic processes

Abstract: A carbothermic process for producing an aluminium carbide containing mass by injecting carbon and alumina into molten aluminium superheated above 1400.degree. C. The carbon reacts with molten aluminium to produce an aluminium carbide and alumina mass. The mass can be heated in the range of 1700.degree. C. to 2000.degree. C. to produce aluminium metal and carbon monoxide.

Inventors: Sayad-Yaghoubi; Yaghoub (Mt. Waverley, AU)

Assignee: Thermical IP Pty Ltd.

International Classification: C22B 21/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00