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Pedersen Process For Extracting Alumina From Clay

Scientists with the Tennessee Valley Authority developed a system of extracting alumina from clay to eventually produce aluminum. Alumina had been in short supply as a key component, bauxite, was imported from Great Britian and China. Local clay was abundant and cheap which allowed for a more economical production of aluminum.

Pedersen Process for Extracting Alumina from Clay

Subject

Aluminum

Creator

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Record Group 142

Source

Correspondence Files of David E. Lilienthal, 1933-1946

Date

July 21, 1942

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 1264625

Coverage

Tennessee Valley

Original Format

Paper
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