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Treatise on Process Metallurgy


The Treatise on Process Metallurgy 3-volume set 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; Process Phenomena, encompassing ferrous processing; non-ferrous processing; and refractory, reactive and aquaeous 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. It 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, 3185 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-096951-0


  • 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


    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

    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


    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


    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

    Volume 3a

    1. Iron and Steel Technology

    Lauri Holappa

    1.1. Ironmaking

    Yongxiang Yang, Kalevi Raipala and Lauri Holappa

    1.2. The Direct Reduction of Iron

    Thomas Battle, Urvashi Srivastava, John Kopfle, Robert Hunter and James McClelland

    1.3. Hot Metal Pretreatment

    Shin-ya Kitamura

    1.4. Converter Steelmaking

    Heikki Jalkanen and Lauri Holappa

    1.5. Electric Furnace Steelmaking

    Jorge Madias

    1.6. Secondary Steelmaking

    Lauri Holappa

    1.7. Inclusion Engineering

    Lauri Holappa and Olle Wijk

    1.8. Continuous Casting of Steel

    Seppo Louhenkilpi

    1.9. How Mold Fluxes Work

    Ken Mills

    1.10. Production of Ferroalloys

    Rauf Hurman Eric

    2. Non-Ferrous Process Principles and Production Technologies

    Hong Young Sohn

    2.1. Copper Production

    2.1.1 Principles of Copper Production

    Hong Yong Sohn

    2.1.2 Industrial Technologies for Copper Production

    Hong Yong Sohn

    2.1.3 Refractories in Copper Production

    Annelies Malfliet, Lennart Scheunis, Peter Tom Jones and Bart Blanpain

    2.2. Nickel and Cobalt Production

    Michael S. Moats and William G. Davenport

    2.3. Lead and Zinc Production

    H.Y. Sohn and M. Olivas-Martinez

    2.4. Process Modeling in Non-Ferrous Metallurgy

    Hong Yong Sohn

    2.5. Aluminum Production

    Alton T. Tabereaux and Ray D. Peterson

    2.6. Silicon Production

    J.E.A. Maurits

    2.7. Hydrometallurgical Processing

    Michael L. Free and Michael Moats

    2.8. Biohydrometallurgy

    Michael L. Free

    2.9. Rare Earth, Titanium Group Metals, and Reactive Metals Production

    Osamu Takeda, Tetsuya Uda and Toru H. Okabe

    2.10. Platinum Group Metals Production

    Katsuhiro Nose and Toru H. Okabe

    Volume 3b

    3. Metallurgical Production Technology

    Govind S. Gupta

    3.1. Process Concept for Scaling-Up and Plant Studies

    G.S. Gupta, S. Sarkar, A. Chychko, L.D. Teng, M. Nzotta and S. Seetharaman

    3.2. Project Technology and Management

    P.S. Ananthanarayanan

    3.3. Metallurgical Production Plant-Energy and Environment

    S.S. Krishnan and N. Balasubramanian

    3.4. Intellectual Property Rights and the Technology Transfer Process

    Brinda K. Varma

    Case Study 1 Extraction of Rare Earths for Advanced Applications

    G. Balachandran

    Case Study 2 Ferrous Metallurgical Process Industry: Visakhapatnam Steel

    Plant - From Conceptualization to Commissioning

    Santanu Chakraborty

    4. Environmental Aspects and the Future of Process Metallurgy

    John Rankin and Fumitaka Tsukihashi

    4.1. Sustainability

    William J. Rankin

    4.2. Energy Resources, Its Role and Use in Metallurgical Industries

    R.C. Gupta

    4.3. Methods to Evaluate Environmental Aspects of Materials

    Jean-Pierre Birat, Ichiro Daigo and Yasunari Matsuno

    4.4. Processes for Recycling

    Jiayun Zhang, Hiroyuki Matsuura and Fumitaka Tsukihashi

    4.5. Future of Process Metallurgy

    4.5.1 Control of CO2 Emission

    Eiki Kasai and Takazo Kawaguchi

    4.5.2 Future Steelmaking Process

    Koji Saito


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