Published: May 2000
...The author has brilliantly exposed this field in a systematic manner, fully documenting his comprehensive studies with diagrams taken from the original literature. ...The book is very well indexed. The metallurgical community should be grateful to Dr. Baláz for his effort to condense a large number of papers in relatively few pages.
Fathi Habashi, Laval University, Canada, Minerals Engineering 2000
...serves as a good introduction textbook for solid state chemistry with an ethnic flavor of mechanical activation. ...the author's deep insight penetrates through the science and technology of particulate materials with a wide variety of examples, which are well beyond the area of hydrometallurgy. ...the book also gives an overview of the possible future application of mechanochemistry toward its second gold age aiming at finer technology with a serious consciousness of industrial ecology.
Mamoru Senna, Keio University, Japan, Powder Technology, 2000
...This book is aimed at researchers, lecturers and students of ex tractive metallurgy, mineral processing, mineralogy, solid state chemistry and material sciences. ...It will encourage newcomers to study mechanochemical problems in order to find new applications in this area.
Aufbereitungs Technik/Mineral Processing, September 2000
...This book is unique in that it is the only comprehensive account of the research work that has been published on this important topic. ...a valuable source of information and will be valued by researchers and engineers who need to understand how the state of the solid mineral can affect its behavior in a variety of processing contexts.
R.P. King, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 2002
- Introduction. Mechanochemistry and mechanical activation of solids. Selected methods for the identification of changes in mechanically activated solids. Physico-chemical properties of mechanically activated minerals. Polymorphous transformation induced in minerals by mechanical activation. Thermal decomposition of mechanically activated minerals. Chemical leaching of mechanically activated minerals. Influence of mechanical activation on bacterial leaching of minerals. Mechanical activation in technology. Summary. Author index. Subject index.