Treatise on Process Metallurgy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080969510, 9780080969527

Treatise on Process Metallurgy

1st Edition


Editor-in-Chiefs: Seshadri Seetharaman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080969510
eBook ISBN: 9780080969527
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 23rd December 2013
Page Count: 3185

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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.

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

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. Chemi


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About the Editor-in-Chief

Seshadri Seetharaman