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Treatise on Process Metallurgy, Volume 2: Process Phenomena

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, 888 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-096984-8


  • Volume 2

    1. Interfacial Phenomena in High Temperature Metallurgy
    Toshihiro Tanaka and Piotr R. Scheller

    1.1. Surfaces and Interfaces
    Joonho Lee and Toshihiro Tanaka

    1.2. Surface Tension and Contact Angle
    Joonho Lee

    1.3. Experiments
    Toshihiro Tanaka and Joonho Lee

    1.4. Surface Tension Model
    Toshihiro Tanaka

    1.5. Interfacial Free Energy and Wettability
    Toshihiro Tanaka, Joonho Lee, and Piotr R. Scheller

    1.6. Some Aspects of Electrochemistry of Interfaces
    Piotr R. Scheller

    1.7. Interfacial Convection and Its Effect on Material Processing
    Piotr R. Scheller and Takeshi Yoshikawa

    1.8. Stability of Interface Between Liquid Steel and Molten Slag
    Piotr R. Scheller, Joonho Lee, and Toshihiro Tanaka

    1.9. Applications of Interfacial Phenomena in Process Metallurgy
    Piotr R. Scheller, Joonho Lee, Takeshi Yoshikwa, and Toshihiro Tanaka

    2. Metallurgical Process Phenomena
    Richard J. Fruehan and P. Chris Pistorius

    2.1. The Importance of Metallurgical Process Phenomena
    P. Chris Pistorius

    2.2. Kinetics of Gas-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid Reactions
    Richard J. Fruehan

    2.3. Bubbles in Process Metallurgy
    P. Chris Pistorius

    2.4. Foams and Foaming
    Kimihisa Ito

    3. Some Applications of Fundamental Principles to Metallurgical Operations
    A. McLean

    3.1. Some Metallurgical Considerations Pertaining to the Development of Steel Quality
    Y.D. Yang and A. McLean

    3.2. Refractory Corrosion During Steelmaking Operations
    Lidong Teng

    3.3. Application of Slag Engineering Fundamentals to Continuous Steelmaking
    Mansoor Barati

    3.4. Kinetics of Assimilation of Additions in Liquid Metals
    Stavros A. Argyropoulos and Zhi Li

    4. Metallurgical Process technology
    Roderick I.L. Guthrie and Mihaiela Isac

    4.1. Process Kinetics, Fluid Flow, and Heat and Mass Transfer, in Process Metallurgy
    Roderick I.L. Guthrie

    4.2. Turbulence Modeling and Implementation
    Kinnor Chattopadhyay and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

    4.3. Computational Fluid Mechanics
    Kinnor Chattopadhyay and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

    4.4. Solidification
    Mihaiela Isac and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

    4.5. Computational and Physical Modeling of Solidification in CCC and TSC
    Mihaiela Isac and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

    4.6. Single Phase, Two Phase, and Multiphase Flows, and Methods to Model These Flows
    Kinnor Chattopadhyay and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

    4.7. The Design of a New Casting Process: From Fundamentals to Practice
    Mihaiela Isac and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

    4.8. Conclusion
    Roderick I.L. Guthrie

    5. Computational Thermodynamics, Models, Software and Applications
    Jean Lehmann and Klaus Hack

    5.1. Thermodynamics
    Jean Lehmann and In-Ho Jung

    5.2. Slag Viscosity Model
    In-Ho Jung, Evgueni Jak and Jean Lehmann

    5.3. Applications
    In-Ho Jung, Jean Lehmann, and Evgueni Jak

    5.4. Process Modeling
    Klaus Hack and Marie-Aline Van Ende


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