MANAMA: Alba will be one of the leading sponsors of a major aluminium conference in Qatar. The Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL 2012) will be held in Doha from November 20 to 22.
Alba will also be taking an exhibition stand to the event, which is being organised by Qatalum, the equal joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Hydro Aluminium of Norway.
The conference will include topics that discuss environmental issues and their correlation with the aluminium industry, in a time of increasing movement to reduce the impacts of industry and environmental emissions.
Aluminium Qatar said the aluminium smelting industry focuses on environment-friendly concepts and values, as well as on environment, health and safety standards, from construction to operation. Aluminium plants in the region are striving to develop emission controls that allow auto-control of emissions and their intensity.
These plants pay special attention to smoke filtration systems from the main production centres to reduce emissions to the atmosphere. The growing interest in environmental aspects forms a new addition to the range of procedures that aim to preserve nature and reduce emissions from operation and production.
The conference will also address waste management processes that are witnessing a remarkable progress in smelters, related to the process of sorting and separating the solid and liquid waste, which is then carried, stored and disposed properly.
It will also discuss the steps taken to reduce waste and improve treatment procedures through reuse, recycling, or utilisation, including management of water consumption required for operation, as well as recycling this water.