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dc.contributor.advisorSchultz, David E.
dc.contributor.advisorSprouls, Eric P.
dc.contributor.advisorDay, David
dc.contributor.advisorBosley, Philip B.
dc.contributor.authorMora, Ana E.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:47Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:47Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/418
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractThis problem was defined starting with an evaluation of the present automated method for fluoride determinations at the Alcan Ingot Sebree plant. After evaluation, the problem was recognized as the need for process upgrade or process improvement. Several possible alternatives were discussed and only three analyzed. An economic evaluation of the alternatives selected was performed and the decision was made based on different economic criterions. The economic criterions utilized were the cash analysis by present worth, the cash analysis by uniform annual cost, sensitivity analysis, the payback period, and incremental analysis. The final decision made was to purchase a sampler upgrade to improve the current process. The project activities were also studied using project management tools and the conclusions were that Alcan could finalize this project within this calendar year.
dc.titleStudy for the improvement of the automated chemical equipment used for the quantitative determination of fluoride at the Alcan Ingot Sebree Plant
html.description.abstractThis problem was defined starting with an evaluation of the present automated method for fluoride determinations at the Alcan Ingot Sebree plant. After evaluation, the problem was recognized as the need for process upgrade or process improvement. Several possible alternatives were discussed and only three analyzed. An economic evaluation of the alternatives selected was performed and the decision was made based on different economic criterions. The economic criterions utilized were the cash analysis by present worth, the cash analysis by uniform annual cost, sensitivity analysis, the payback period, and incremental analysis. The final decision made was to purchase a sampler upgrade to improve the current process. The project activities were also studied using project management tools and the conclusions were that Alcan could finalize this project within this calendar year.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Science in Industrial Management
dc.typeThesis (M.S.I.M.)--University of Southern Indiana, 2002


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