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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- from Art to Science and Technology
    2. Structure and Properties of fluid phase
    3. Thermodynamic aspects of Process metallurgy

    Volume 2
    4. Transport phenomena and Kinetics
    5. Surface Phenomena
    6. Metallurgical Process Phenomena
    7. Process Phenomena towards Applications

    Volume 3
    8. Metallurgical Process Technology
    9. Iron and Steel Technology
    10. Non-Ferrous production Technology
    11. Thermodynamic modelling
    12. Metallurgical Production Technology
    13. Environmental Metallurgy
    14. Chapters XI and XII together


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