Handbook of Ferroalloys

1st Edition

Theory and Technology

Editors: Michael Gasik
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080977539
eBook ISBN: 9780080977669
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd May 2013
Page Count: 536
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This handbook gathers, reviews and concisely presents the core principles and varied technology involved in processing ferroalloys. Background content in thermodynamics, kinetics, heat and mass transfer is accompanied by an overview of electrical furnaces theory and practice as well as sustainability issues. The work includes detailed coverage of the major technologies of ferrosilicon, ferronickel, ferromolybdenum, ferrotungsten, ferrovanadium, ferromanganese and lesser known minor ferroalloys.

Distilling the results of many years' experience in ferroalloys, Michael Gasik has assembled contributions from the worlds' foremost experts. The work is therefore a unique source for scientists, engineers and university students, exploring in depth an area which is one of the most versatile and increasingly used fields within modern metallurgy.

Key Features

  • All-in-one source for the major ferroalloys and their metallurgical processing technologies, cutting research time otherwise spent digging through old handbooks or review articles.
  • In-depth discussion of the C, Si, Al-reduction, groups II-VIII of the periodic table, supporting analysis of metallurgical processing.
  • Contemporary coverage includes environment and energy saving issues.


Graduate metallurgists and related areas of study. Metallurgist, materials engineer, industrial chemist, process engineer, mechanical engineer, thermal engineer

Table of Contents



Section I: General

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction to Ferroalloys

1.2 The Scope and Structure of the Book



Chapter 2. Basics of Ferroalloys

2.1 Introduction: Background for Ferroalloys Development and Production

2.2 Ferroalloys in the Development of Steels

2.3 A Case: Ferroalloys for Stainless Steels

2.4 Recent Ferroalloys Production and Markets Development

2.5 Energy and Emissions Issues of the Ferroalloys Industry

2.6 Future Outlook for the Ferroalloys Industry


Chapter 3. Theory of Ferroalloys Processing

3.1 General Theory of the Processes of Ferroalloys Production

3.2 Ferroalloys Components and Their Properties


Chapter 4. Ferroalloys Processing Equipment

4.1 Introduction to Ferroalloys Processing Technology

4.2 Equipment for Furnace Feed Processing

4.3 Downstream Processing

4.4 Other Furnaces for Ferroalloys Processing



Chapter 5. Electric and Thermal Operations of Furnaces for Ferroalloys Production

5.1 Introduction to Furnace Operations for Ferroalloys Processing

5.2 Basics of Electric Circuit Theory

5.3 Ferroalloy Smelting Furnaces as Electrical Circuits

5.4 Modes of Heat Dissipation in Furnaces

5.5 Electric Operations and Control of the Furnace

5.6 Environmental Issues of Ferroalloys Furnace Operations


Section II: Major (bulk) Ferroalloys

Chapter 6. Ferrosilicon and Silicon Technology

6.1 Introduction to Silicon and Its Ferroalloys

6.2 Raw Materials, Silicon, and Ferrosilicon Compositions

6.3 Silicon and Ferrosilicon Smelting Technology

6.4 Casting and Refining Operations

6.5 Energy Savings and Environmental Issues in Sil


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About the Editor

Michael Gasik

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland