CONOCO REFINERY MARKETS FLUORINATED ALUMINA

Conoco Inc. is shipping reclaimed fluorinated alumina from its 138,000 b/d Ponca City, Okla., refinery. Shipments go to Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp.'s plant at Mead, Wash., where it is substituted for aluminum fluoride, a "bath" chemical used in aluminum manufacturing. Dennis Parker, Ponca City refinery manager and vice-president, said, "Fluorinated alumina, once a process stream solid waste at the refinery, has been given a new lease on life and relegated to a high quality additive for

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