Description

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

Readership

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

Dedication

Preface

Editor in Chief

Co-Editors-in-Chief

Contributors to Volume 3

Acknowledgement

The Review Committee

Part A

Chapter 1. Iron and Steel Technology

Chapter 1.1. Ironmaking

Abstract

1.1.1 Introduction

1.1.2 The Ironmaking Blast Furnace

1.1.3 Iron-Bearing Materials and Additives

1.1.4 Reducing Agents

1.1.5 Counter-Current Movements of Burden and Gas

1.1.6 Blast Furnace Reactions

1.1.7 Energy Consumption and Blast Furnace Performance

1.1.8 Process Instrumentation and Control

1.1.9 Future Trends in Ironmaking

References

Chapter 1.2. The Direct Reduction of Iron

Abstract

1.2.1 Introduction

1.2.2 Raw Materials

1.2.3 DR Processes

1.2.4 Applications of DRI

1.2.5 Energy and Emissions

1.2.6 Concluding Remarks

Glossary

References

Further Reading

Chapter 1.3. Hot Metal Pretreatment

Abstract

1.3.1 Introduction

1.3.2 Desulfurization

1.3.3 Dephosphorization

1.3.4 Desiliconization

1.3.5 Influence of Hot Metal Pretreatment on Scrap Melting Capacity

1.3.6 Hot Metal Heating Device

References

Chapter 1.4. Converter Steelmaking

Abstract

1.4.1 Introduction

1.4.2 History of Development of Converter Steelmaking

1.4.3 Basic Oxygen Furnace

1.4.4 Basic Oxygen Steelmaking

1.4.5 Converter Processes for Stainless Steelmaking

1.4.6 On the Physicochemical Basis of Oxygen Steelmaking

1.4.7 Future Aspects of Oxygen Converter Process

References

Chapter 1.5. Electric Furnace Steelmaking

Abstract

1.5.1 Introduction to Electric Steelmaking

1.5.2 Raw Materials, Availability, Scrap Classes, Scrap Trading

1.5.3 Furnace Construction

1.5.4 Melting Pract

Details

No. of pages:
1810
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780080969893
Print ISBN:
9780080969886