Potlines (Alia Alzaabi)

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Electrolyte or bath

Motlen Cryolite (Na3ALF6) is the major component (80 - 85%) of the electrolyte or bath.

Electrolytic cell

A typical aluminium reduction cell, commonly called a 'pot' is a rectangular shell lined wiht refractory thermal insulation, within this is an inner lining of carbon to contain the highly corrosive molten electrolyte and liquid aluminium.