In the continuous process, the production is always running 27/7 and it never stops. The continuous production process is mostly used to manufacture large quantity of chemicals needed. An example of a continuous production process is the Haber process. This production process is used to manufacture Ammonia. The rate of production in the continuous process is much more higher compared to the rate of production in the batch process simply because the production here is continuous. An advantage of the continuous process is that it requires less work compared to the batch process.
The batch process is done by producing one lot at a time. Because the batch process is about producing a lot at a time, it requires more workers to make sure that the amount of product required is produced obtained at the end of the production. Since the batch process is about making one lot at a time, it is mostly used to manufacture small amount or quantity of chemical on request. The rate of production in the continuous process is much more higher compared to the rate of production in the batch process because this process is shut down often after production whereas production in continuous process hardly stops.
One of the advantages of the batch process is that many different products can be made from using plant and it can also carry out slow reactions.
During the production process in the batch process, materials can only be extracted after the actions are finished with the conclusion of the reaction. Whereas, in the continuous process, products can be extracted at any time during the reaction
Both these processes have their advantages and disadvantages when it comes to the production for example the continuous process requires very costly factory equipment’s whereas the batch process doesn’t. But rate of production in the continuous process is high which is good compared the batch process where production is not very high.
Because of its high melting point(over 2,000°C), Aluminum oxide would cost too much to melt so that is why it is dissolved Instead using molten cryolite which is an aluminum compound that has a lower melting point than aluminum oxide. By using cryolite, we help reduces some of the energy costs involved in extracting aluminum.
In an aluminum oxide electrolysis tank, both the negative electrode and positive electrode are made out of graphite, a form of carbon.
Aluminum metal forms at the negative electrode and sinks to the bottom of the tank, where it is often tapped off. Oxygen forms at the positive electrodes. This oxygen reacts with the carbon of the positive electrodes which forms carbon dioxide and they gradually burn.