Koppers White Papers

Koppers White Papers

Overview

Koppers research and development team has published numerous technical papers that document our years of experience in carbon products technology.

The Effect of Binder Pitch Quinoline Insolubles Content on Aluminum Anode Physical Properties
Robert H. Wombles, Koppers Inc., Indian National Conference on Carbon Materials, Mumbai, India, November 1-3, 2012.

How to Adjust to Low QI Pitch
Robert H. Wombles, Koppers Inc, GAC Carbon Conference, Dubai, UAE, September 2-4, 2012. 

Coal Tar Pitch: What the Chinese Can Teach Foreigners and What the Foreigners Can Teach the Chinese
Wang Kai and Robert H. Wombles, International Raw Materials Conference, May 24-27, 2010, Beijing, China.

Developing Trends in Carbon Pitch
Robert H. Wombles, 15th World Aluminium Conference, June 21-23, 2010, Oslo, Norway.

How to Optimize with Low QI Pitch
1st Middle East Carbon Course, Robert H. Wombles, Koppers Inc. Dubai, UAE April 27-29, 2010. 

Coal Tar Pitch -- Past, Present and Future
John Thomas Baron, Stacey A. McKinney, and Robert H. Wombles, Koppers Inc., Harmarville Technical Center, 1005 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA, TMS, February 2009, San Francisco, CA.

WVU/DOE Anode Project
John Thomas Baron, Koppers, Inc., October 2009.

Evaluation of the Necessary Amount of QI in Binder Pitch
TMS 2009, Robert H. Wombles, John Thomas Baron, Stacey McKinney, Koppers Inc., Harmarville Technical Center, 1005 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA.

Pitch Production Properties & Global Supply
John Thomas Baron, Koppers Inc., September 2007.

Pitch Supply and Quality Trends
Robert H. Wombles, Koppers Inc. 8th GLC Carbon Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, September 26-28, 2006.

Laboratory Anode Comparison of Chinese Modified Pitch and Vacuum Distilled Pitch
John Thomas Baron, Warren Ma, Koppers Inc.; Derek Wang, Zibo, Continental Carbon, China Carbon Conference, 2006.

The Effect of Binder Pitch Quinoline Insolubles Content on Aluminum Anode Physical Properties
Robert H. Wombles, Koppers Inc.- Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Barry Sadler, Net Carbon Consulting Pty Ltd - Melbourne, Australia. 8th Australasian Aluminum Smelting Technology Conference, Yeppon, Queensland, Australia.

Pitch Supply and Demand Trends
Great Lakes Carbon Conference, 2003, Robert H. Wombles, Koppers Inc.

Development of Binder Pitches from Coal Extract and Coal-Tar Pitch Blends
TMS Light Metals 2001, Robert H. Wombles, Peter G. Stansberry, WVU, and John W. Zondlo, WVU.

Creosote: 43 Years of Experience as a Ground Contact Preservative
David A. Webb, Consultant, Valencia, PA, Randall T. Baileys, J. H. Baxter & Co., Paul Merrick, Trus Joist, Russel G. Pfeiffer, Koppers Industries, Inc.

Experience with Petroleum Enhanced Coal Tar Pitch
Robert H. Wombles, 2000 Australasian Smelter Conference, Queenstown, Australia

Developing Coal Tar/Petroleum Pitches
TMS Light Metals 2000, Robert H. Wombles, Koppers Industries, Inc. Melvin D. Kiser, Marathon Ashland Petroleum Company

Plant Statistical Evaluation of the Effect of Aggregate Composition and Pitch Level on Anode Distortion and Predicted Performance
Ken Krupinski; Tony Ross, Century Aluminum; Marilou McClung, Century Aluminum, TMS Light Metals, 1998

Strategies for a Declining North American Coal Tar Supply
John T. Baron, Charles E. Kraynik, and Robert H. Wombles, TMS Light Metals 1998 Metaux Legers, The Metallurgical Society of CIM, 1998

Coal-Tar/Petro Binder Studies
McHenry, E. R., paper presented at Fifth Australasian Aluminum Smelter Technology Workshop, Sydney, Australia, October 22-27, 1998.

Development of Anode Binder Pitch Laboratory Characterization Methods
TMS Light Metals 98, E. R. McHenry, J. T. Baron and K. C. Krupinski

Coal-Tar/Petro Industrial Pitches
E. R. McHenry, TMS Light Metals 1997, pp. 543-548.

Characterization of Cokes Derived from Various Industrial Pitch Binders
K. C. Krupinski, W. E. Saver, E. R. McHenry, J. T. Baron, T. A. Mutschler and G. D. Wall, Extended Abstracts of the 23rd. Biennial Conference on Carbon, 18-23 July 1997, pp. 200-201.

Development of Petroleum Enhanced Coal Tar Pitch in Europe
Nigel R. Turner, Koppers UK Ltd.; Stewart H. Alsop, Koppers UK Ltd.; Olof Malmros, Koppers Denmark; David Whittle, Koppers UK Ltd.; Birgit E. Hansen, Technical University of Denmark; Erling H. Stenby, Technical University of Denmark; Simon I. Andersen, Technical University of Denmark

Relative Contributions from the Binder and the Aggregate to Oxidation Impurity Levels in a Model Anode Binder Matrix
Nigel R. Turner, Koppers UK Ltd.

Size Exclusion Chromatography in the Analysis of Pitch
Birgit E. Hansen, Technical University of Denmark; Olof Malmros, Koppers Denmark; Nigel R. Turner, Koppers UK Ltd.; Erling H. Stenby, Technical University of Denmark; Simon I. Andersen, Technical University of Denmark

Laboratory Pitches PAH and POM Study
TMS Light Metals 96, E. R. McHenry and W. E. Saver

Designed Experiment for Effects of Normal QI, Carry-Over QI, and Beta Resin in Pitch on Prebaked Anode Properties, Part 1: Preparation and Testing of Experimental Pitches and Bench Scale Anodes
TMS Light Metals 1995, Kenneth C. Krupinski, D. L. Belitskus, Alcoa Laboratories

Designed Experiment for Effects of Normal QI, Carry-Over QI, and Beta Resin in Pitch on Prebaked Anode Properties, Part 2: Preparation and Testing of Experimental Pitches and Bench Scale Anodes
TMS Light Metals 1995, Kenneth C. Krupinski, D. L. Belitskus, Alcoa Laboratories

The Effect of Thermal Treatment on Industrial Pitch and Carbon Anode Properties, Part 1
TMS Light Metals 1994, E. R. McHenry, J. T. Baron and W. E. Saver

The Effect of Thermal Treatment on Industrial Pitch and Carbon Anode Properties, Part 2
TMS Light Metals 1994, E. R. McHenry, J. T. Baron and W. E. Saver

Industrial Pitch Quality of the Future
E. R. McHenry, Proceedings of the Fourth Australasian Aluminium Smelter Workshop, Sydney, October 25-30, 1992, pp. 192-232.

Effects of Tar Quinoline Insolubles on Manufactured Carbon Performance
1992 Ironmaking Conference, Kenneth C. Krupinski, J. J. Windfelder, Aristech Chemical Corporation

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