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Treatise on Process Metallurgy, Volume 1: Process Fundamentals

Process metallurgy provides academics with the fundamentals of the manufacturing of metallic materials, from raw materials into finished parts or products.

Coverage is divided into three volumes, entitled Process Fundamentals, encompassing process fundamentals, extractive and refining processes, and metallurgical process phenomena; Processing Phenomena, encompassing ferrous processing; non-ferrous processing; and refractory, reactive and aqueous processing of metals; and Industrial Processes, encompassing process modeling and computational tools, energy optimization, environmental aspects and industrial design.

The work distils 400+ years combined academic experience from the principal editor and multidisciplinary 14-member editorial advisory board, providing the 2,608-page work with a seal of quality.

The volumes will function as the process counterpart to Robert Cahn and Peter Haasen’s famous reference family, Physical Metallurgy (1996)--which excluded process metallurgy from consideration and which is currently undergoing a major revision under the editorship of David Laughlin and Kazuhiro Hono (publishing 2014). Nevertheless, process and extractive metallurgy are fields within their own right, and this work will be of interest to libraries supporting courses in the process area.


For teaching and research faculty, upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral research associates in metallurgy and materials science and technology and related areas of study (physics, chemistry and biomedical science) as well as researchers and staff members of government and industrial research laboratories. Particularly useful for more experienced research workers who require an overview of fields comparatively new to them, or with which they wish to renew contact after a gap of some years.

Hardbound, 980 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-096986-2


  • Volume 1

    1. Process Metallurgy-An Argosy Through Time
    Seshadri Seetharaman

    1.1. Introduction to Metallurgical Processing
    Peter Hayes and Eugene Jak

    2. Structure and Properties of Matter
    Yoshio Waseda and Seetharaman Sridhar

    2.1. Structure and Properties of Molten Metals
    Ivan Egry

    2.2. The Structure and Properties of Silicate Slags
    Kenneth C. Mills, Miyuki Hayashi, Lijun Wang, and Takashi Watanabe

    2.3. Atomistic Simulations of Properties and Phenomena at High Temperatures
    Rita Khanna and Veena Sahajwalla

    3. Thermodynamic Aspects of Process Metallurgy
    Kazuki Morita, Nobuo Sano, and Seshadri Seetharaman

    3.1. First, Second, and Third Laws of Thermochemistry
    Late Masanori Iwase

    3.2. Phase Rule
    Late Masanori Iwase

    3.3. Ellingham Diagram
    Masakatsu Hasegawa

    3.4. Solution Thermochemistry
    Takahiro Miki

    3.5. Thermodynamic Basis for Phase Diagrams
    Masakatsu Hasegawa

    3.6. Dilute Solutions
    Takahiro Miki

    3.7. Thermodynamics of Slags
    Kazuki Morita

    3.8. Examples of Steelmaking Thermochemistry
    Hideki Ono, Takahiro Miki, and Masakatsu Hasegawa

    3.9. Thermodynamics of Aqueous Phases
    Tetsuji Hirato

    3.10. Thermodynamic Basis of Electrolysis and Electrochemistry
    Tetsuji Hirato

    4. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics in Process Metallurgy
    Peter Hayes

    4.1. Rate Phenomena in Process Metallurgy
    Viswanathan N. Nurni and Bharath N. Ballal

    4.2. Reaction Kinetics
    Peter Hayes

    4.3. Chemical Reaction Kinetics
    Peter Hayes

    4.4. Chemical Reactions at Moving Surfaces: Shape Change,
    No Phase Change
    Peter Hayes

    4.5. Phase Formation Reactions
    Peter Hayes

    4.6. Chemical Kinetics + Phase Changes + Shape Changes
    Peter Hayes

    4.7. Factors Influencing Reaction Area
    Peter Hayes

    4.8. Reaction System Performance
    Peter Hayes


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