Treatise on Process Metallurgy, Volume 2: Process Phenomena

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780080969848
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Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th November 2013
Page Count: 888
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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.

Key Features

  • Synthesizes the most pertinent contemporary developments within process metallurgy so scientists have authoritative information at their fingertips
  • Replaces existing articles and monographs with a single complete solution, saving time for busy scientists
  • Helps metallurgists to predict changes and consequences and create or modify whatever process is deployed


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.

Table of Contents



Editor in Chief


Contributors to Volume 2


The Review Committee

Chapter 1. Interfacial Phenomena in High Temperature Metallurgy

Chapter 1.1. Surfaces and Interfaces


1.1.1 Definition of Surfaces and Interfaces

1.1.2 Gibbs Adsorption Isotherm

1.1.3 Langmuir’s Isotherm


Chapter 1.2. Surface Tension and Contact Angle


1.2.1 Surface Tension

1.2.2 Contact Angle

1.2.3 Wetting


Chapter 1.3. Experiments


1.3.1 Sessile Drop

1.3.2 Maximum Bubble Pressure

1.3.3 Pendent Drop

1.3.4 Drop Weight

1.3.5 Detachment Method

1.3.6 Liquid Surface Contour Method

1.3.7 Capillary Rise Method

1.3.8 Levitating Drop

Appendix A Software for Evaluation of Surface Tension from Sessile Drop


Chapter 1.4. Surface Tension Models


1.4.1 Modeling of Surface Tension of Liquid Pure Metals and Molten Salts

1.4.2 Modeling of Surface Tension of Liquid Alloys

1.4.3 Modeling of Surface Tension of Molten Ionic Materials Including Molten Slag

1.4.4 Evaluation of Interfacial Tension Between Liquid Steel and Molten Slag

1.4.5 Application of Constrained Gibbs Energy Minimization Approach to Evaluate Surface Tension of Liquid Alloys


Chapter 1.5. Interfacial Free Energy and Wettability


1.5.1 Wettability

1.5.2 Interfacial Free Energy Between Solid and Liquid Phases in Metals and Alloys

1.5.3 Interfacial Tension Between Liquid Steel and Molten Slag


Chapter 1.6. Some Aspects of Electrochemistry of Interfaces


1.6.1 Basics of Electrochemistry of Interfaces

1.6.2 Electrocapil


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