Fundamentals of Metallurgical Processes - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080325361, 9781483162409

Fundamentals of Metallurgical Processes

2nd Edition

International Series on Materials Science and Technology

Authors: Lucien Coudurier Donald W. Hopkins Igor Wilkomirsky
Editors: D. W. Hopkins
eBook ISBN: 9781483162409
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1985
Page Count: 416
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Description

Fundamentals of Metallurgical Processes, Second Edition reviews developments in the design, control, and efficiency of metallurgical processes. Topics covered include thermodynamic functions and solutions as well as experimental and bibliographical methods, heterogeneous reactions, metal extraction, and iron and steelmaking. This book is comprised of eight chapters and begins with an overview of the fundamentals of thermodynamics (functions, relationships, and behavior of solutions), followed by a discussion on methods of obtaining thermodynamic data from tables and graphs and by experiment. The kinetics of heterogeneous reactions in metallurgy are examined next, with particular reference to heterogeneous catalysis and mass transfer between immiscible liquid phases. The following chapters focus on the extraction of metals from oxides, sulfides, and halides; the production of iron and steel; the structure and properties of slags; slag/metal reactions; and equilibria in iron and steel production. The final chapter consists entirely of solved problems. This monograph will be of interest to metallurgists and materials scientists.

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Second Edition

Introduction to the First Edition

1. Thermodynamic Functions

Introduction

1.1. Conservation of Energy

1.2. Energy Degradation

General Reading

2. Solutions

Introduction

2.1. Chemical Potential of a Component in Solution

2.2. Activity and Mass Action Law

2.3. Other Partial and Integral Quantities of Mixing

2.4. Ideal, Real and Regular Solutions

2.5. Dilute Solutions

2.6. Properties of Binary Solutions

General Reading

3. Experimental and Bibliographical Methods

Introduction

3.1. Experimental Determination of Thermodynamic Data

3.2. Methods of Calculation of Thermodynamic Activities

3.3. Tabulation of Thermodynamic Data

References and General Reading

4. Heterogeneous Reactions in Metallurgy, Kinetics and Catalysis

Introduction

4.1. Transformation of a Particle by a Gas

4.2. Kinetics of Isothermal Transformation of a Particulate Bed by a Gas

4.3. Heterogeneous Catalysis

4.4. Mass Transfer Between Immiscible Liquid Phases

References and General Reading

5. Extraction of Metals

Introduction

5.1. Stability of Compounds

5.2. Processing of Sulphides

5.3. Oxide Reduction

5.4. Metallurgy of Halides

5.5. Examples of Extractive Processes (Cu, N, Pb, Zn, Sn)

6. Slags

Introduction

6.1. Structure of Slags

6.2. Properties of Slags

6.3. Activities of Slag Components

References

General Reading

7. Iron and Steel-making

Introduction

7.1. Blast Furnace Iron, Steel-making Processes

7.2. Equilibria in Iron and Steel Production

References

General Reading

8. Problems

1. Solid-Liquid-Vapor Phase Diagrams

2. Aluminothermic Reduction of Manganese Oxides

3. Iron-Silicon Solutions

4. Fe-O-Mn Equilibrium

5. Construction of the Bi-Cd Phase Diagram

6. Activity in Solution from Vapor Pressure

7. Thermodynamics of Pb-Zn Equilibrium

8. Electrochemical Measurement of Activity in Solution

9. Activity in Solution by Gibbs-Duhem Integration

10. Extraction of Ag from Pb-Ag Alloy

11. Cracking of Natural Gas

12. Calcium from Lime by Aluminothermic Reduction

13. Reduction of a Bed of Iron Oxide Particles

14. Molybdenite Roasting in a Multiple Hearth Furnace

15. Reduction of Zinc Oxide with Carbon Monoxide

16. Reduction of Zinc Oxide with Carbon

17. Roasting and Smelting of Chalcopyrite

18. Balances in the Iron Blast Furnace1

19. Manganese Distribution between Steel and Slag

20. Si and S Distribution between Steel and Slag

21. Dephosphorisation of Steel

22. Deoxidation of Steel by Aluminum

23. Dephosphorisation of Steel, FeO and CaO/SiO2 in Slag

24. Deoxidation of Steel by Methane

25. High Grade Fe-Cr by the Ugine-Perrin Process

26. TiC by Reducing TiC14 with CH4

References

Symbols

Index

Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1985
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483162409

About the Author

Lucien Coudurier

Donald W. Hopkins

Igor Wilkomirsky

About the Editor

D. W. Hopkins

Affiliations and Expertise

University College of Swansea, UK