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2021 Edition

ALCOURSE (Online Aluminium Electrolysis Course) with HHCellVolt Usage Workshop

Chemical Engineer with more than thirty five years of experience in research and development in the aluminium industry.

I am Marc Dupuis,

Alcourse Instructor

Dr. Marc Dupuis is a consultant specialized in the applications of mathematical modeling for the aluminium smelting industry since 1994, the year when he founded his own consulting company GeniSim Inc. Before that, he graduated with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Laval University in Quebec City in 1984, and then worked 10 years as a research engineer for Alcan International.

His main research interests are the development of mathematical models of the Hall-Héroult cell dealing with the thermo-electric, thermo-mechanic, electro-magnetic and hydrodynamic aspect of the problem. He was also involved in the design of experimental high amperage cells and the retrofit of many existing cell technologies.

Specialties: Dr. Marc Dupuis is a consultant specialized in the applications of mathematical modeling for the aluminium smelting industry including the design or conception of aluminium reduction cells.

Usage of ANSYS, MHD-Valdis and Dyna/Marc commercial software packages.

You will learn


Theory of




Practice of Aluminum Smelting




AlCourse Outline

Alcourse is a Windows 10 program or Android application that you download and install on your PC or Android tablet/smartphone. On your hardware you study the seminar content and examples and furthermore you execute the exercises.

The software consists of the updated and extended seminar chapters and contains as additional features and index and a search facility.

Contents of Alcourse

Theory of Aluminum Smelting

1. Principles of the Hall-Héroult-Process

2. Mass Balance
3. Properties of the Electrolyte
4. Pot Voltage

5. Energy Balance

6. Current Efficiency

7. Thermal Effects

8. Magnetic Effects

Practice of Aluminum Smelting

9. Raw Materials
10. Cathode Lining and Pot Startup
11. Process Control
12. Pot Operation
13. Troubleshooting in Pot Operation
14. Measurements
15. Autopsies
16. Emissions from Aluminum Electrolysis Additional Features
17. How to Use HHCellVolt
18. Examples and Exercises


Vostad's Diploma Course at Dubai (EGA) on Advanced Autopsy for Aluminium Potlining has been remarkable with the top Industry experts like Prof. Harlad Oye from NTNU and Dr. Morten Sorlie from Alcoa.

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