Alumina Trihydrate Production Cost Analysis 2021

The annual production of alumina trihydrate is around 100 million tons, with the majority of it being produced through the Bayer process. In the Bayer process, bauxite or aluminium ore is dissolved in sodium hydroxide at elevated temperatures. After the heating process, alumina trihydrate is separated from the solids that remain. 

Nearly 90% of all alumina trihydrate produced is converted to aluminium oxide or alumina, which is used to produce aluminium. Alumina trihydrate is a flame retardant when it is chemically mixed or blended with a polymer to suppress and reduce the spread of flame through the plastic. It is also incorporated as an antacid which can be ingested in order to buffer the pH within the stomach. The primary use of alumina trihydrate is for the manufacturing of aluminium metal. It is also incorporated as a flame retardant and smoke suppressant filler in polymers such as rubber products and carpet backing.

Alumina trihydrate has a significant number of common names that are used throughout the chemical industry, such as hydrate alumina, alumina hydrate, aluminium trihydroxide, ATH, aluminium hydrate, and aluminium hydroxide.  It is a white, odourless, powdery, solid substance. Alumina trihydrate shows a very low solubility in water. It is considered to be amphoteric, which means it can be soluble in both acids or strong alkali. 

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