In a significant step towards enhancing industrial collaborations, Dr. Choon Jie Wong from the Process Control Group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) recently visited Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) in Dubai. This visit marked a major advancement in the ongoing Power Modulation project, during which two sets of experiments were successfully conducted on live commercial cells. The aim of this project is to optimize the operating conditions of EGA's aluminium smelting cells to improve efficiency and sustainability, especially under variable power input conditions.

A key highlight of the visit was the deployment of advanced smart sensors on a separate aluminium cell. These sensors, capable of accurately measuring Individual Anode Currents, signify a substantial advancement in the precision monitoring and control of the smelting process. The successful installation of these sensors is expected to provide critical data, which will be instrumental in developing more sophisticated control strategies and enhancing production efficiency.

This collaboration between UNSW and EGA underscores the powerful synergy between academic research and industrial application, emphasizing the vital role such partnerships play in driving industry-focused innovation and technological progress in the field of process control and beyond.