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

Treatise on Process Metallurgy

1st Edition


Editor in Chief: 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. Chemical Reactions at Moving Surfaces: Shape Change,

No Phase Change

Peter Hayes

4.5. Phase Formation Reactions

Peter Hayes

4.6. Chemical Kinetics + Phase Changes + Shape Changes

Peter Hayes

4.7. Factors Influencing Reaction Area

Peter Hayes

4.8. Reaction System Performance

Peter Hayes

Volume 2

1. Interfacial Phenomena in High Temperature Metallurgy

Toshihiro Tanaka and Piotr R. Scheller

1.1. Surfaces and Interfaces

Joonho Lee and Toshihiro Tanaka

1.2. Surface Tension and Contact Angle

Joonho Lee

1.3. Experiments

Toshihiro Tanaka and Joonho Lee

1.4. Surface Tension Model

Toshihiro Tanaka

1.5. Interfacial Free Energy and Wettability

Toshihiro Tanaka, Joonho Lee, and Piotr R. Scheller

1.6. Some Aspects of Electrochemistry of Interfaces

Piotr R. Scheller

1.7. Interfacial Convection and Its Effect on Material Processing

Piotr R. Scheller and Takeshi Yoshikawa

1.8. Stability of Interface Between Liquid Steel and Molten Slag

Piotr R. Scheller, Joonho Lee, and Toshihiro Tanaka

1.9. Applications of Interfacial Phenomena in Process Metallurgy

Piotr R. Scheller, Joonho Lee, Takeshi Yoshikwa, and Toshihiro Tanaka

2. Metallurgical Process Phenomena

Richard J. Fruehan and P. Chris Pistorius

2.1. The Importance of Metallurgical Process Phenomena

P. Chris Pistorius

2.2. Kinetics of Gas–Liquid and Liquid–Liquid Reactions

Richard J. Fruehan

2.3. Bubbles in Process Metallurgy

P. Chris Pistorius

2.4. Foams and Foaming

Kimihisa Ito

3. Some Applications of Fundamental Principles to Metallurgical Operations

A. McLean

3.1. Some Metallurgical Considerations Pertaining to the Development of Steel


Y.D. Yang and A. McLean

3.2. Refractory Corrosion During Steelmaking Operations

Lidong Teng

3.3. Application of Slag Engineering Fundamentals to Continuous Steelmaking

Mansoor Barati


3.4. Kinetics of Assimilation of Additions in Liquid Metals

Stavros A. Argyropoulos and Zhi Li

4. Metallurgical Process technology

Roderick I.L. Guthrie and Mihaiela Isac

4.1. Process Kinetics, Fluid Flow, and Heat and Mass Transfer, in Process


Roderick I.L. Guthrie

4.2. Turbulence Modeling and Implementation

Kinnor Chattopadhyay and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

4.3. Computational Fluid Mechanics

Kinnor Chattopadhyay and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

4.4. Solidification

Mihaiela Isac and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

4.5. Computational and Physical Modeling of Solidification in CCC and TSC

Mihaiela Isac and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

4.6. Single Phase, Two Phase, and Multiphase Flows, and Methods

to Model These Flows

Kinnor Chattopadhyay and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

4.7. The Design of a New Casting Process: From Fundamentals to Practice

Mihaiela Isac and Roderick I.L. Guthrie

4.8. Conclusion

Roderick I.L. Guthrie

5. Computational Thermodynamics, Models, Software and Applications

Jean Lehmann and Klaus Hack

5.1. Thermodynamics

Jean Lehmann and In-Ho Jung

5.2. Slag Viscosity Model

In-Ho Jung, Evgueni Jak and Jean Lehmann

5.3. Applications

In-Ho Jung, Jean Lehmann, and Evgueni Jak

5.4. Process Modeling

Klaus Hack and Marie-Aline Van Ende

Volume 3a

1. Iron and Steel Technology

Lauri Holappa

1.1. Ironmaking

Yongxiang Yang, Kalevi Raipala and Lauri Holappa

1.2. The Direct Reduction of Iron

Thomas Battle, Urvashi Srivastava, John Kopfle, Robert Hunter and James McClelland

1.3. Hot Metal Pretreatment

Shin-ya Kitamura

1.4. Converter Steelmaking

Heikki Jalkanen and Lauri Holappa

1.5. Electric Furnace Steelmaking

Jorge Madias

1.6. Secondary Steelmaking

Lauri Holappa

1.7. Inclusion Engineering

Lauri Holappa and Olle Wijk

1.8. Continuous Casting of Steel

Seppo Louhenkilpi

1.9. How Mold Fluxes Work

Ken Mills

1.10. Production of Ferroalloys

Rauf Hurman Eric

2. Non-Ferrous Process Principles and Production Technologies

Hong Young Sohn

2.1. Copper Production

2.1.1 Principles of Copper Production

Hong Yong Sohn

2.1.2 Industrial Technologies for Copper Production

Hong Yong Sohn

2.1.3 Refractories in Copper Production

Annelies Malfliet, Lennart Scheunis, Peter Tom Jones and Bart Blanpain

2.2. Nickel and Cobalt Production

Michael S. Moats and William G. Davenport

2.3. Lead and Zinc Production

H.Y. Sohn and M. Olivas-Martinez

2.4. Process Modeling in Non-Ferrous Metallurgy

Hong Yong Sohn

2.5. Aluminum Production

Alton T. Tabereaux and Ray D. Peterson

2.6. Silicon Production

J.E.A. Maurits

2.7. Hydrometallurgical Processing

Michael L. Free and Michael Moats

2.8. Biohydrometallurgy

Michael L. Free

2.9. Rare Earth, Titanium Group Metals, and Reactive Metals Production

Osamu Takeda, Tetsuya Uda and Toru H. Okabe

2.10. Platinum Group Metals Production

Katsuhiro Nose and Toru H. Okabe

Volume 3b

3. Metallurgical Production Technology

Govind S. Gupta

3.1. Process Concept for Scaling-Up and Plant Studies

G.S. Gupta, S. Sarkar, A. Chychko, L.D. Teng, M. Nzotta and S. Seetharaman

3.2. Project Technology and Management

P.S. Ananthanarayanan

3.3. Metallurgical Production Plant—Energy and Environment

S.S. Krishnan and N. Balasubramanian

3.4. Intellectual Property Rights and the Technology Transfer Process

Brinda K. Varma

Case Study 1 Extraction of Rare Earths for Advanced Applications

G. Balachandran

Case Study 2 Ferrous Metallurgical Process Industry: Visakhapatnam Steel

Plant – From Conceptualization to Commissioning

Santanu Chakraborty

4. Environmental Aspects and the Future of Process Metallurgy

John Rankin and Fumitaka Tsukihashi

4.1. Sustainability

William J. Rankin

4.2. Energy Resources, Its Role and Use in Metallurgical Industries

R.C. Gupta

4.3. Methods to Evaluate Environmental Aspects of Materials

Jean-Pierre Birat, Ichiro Daigo and Yasunari Matsuno

4.4. Processes for Recycling

Jiayun Zhang, Hiroyuki Matsuura and Fumitaka Tsukihashi

4.5. Future of Process Metallurgy

4.5.1 Control of CO2 Emission

Eiki Kasai and Takazo Kawaguchi

4.5.2 Future Steelmaking Process

Koji Saito


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About the Editor in Chief

Seshadri Seetharaman

Seshadri Seetharaman is Professor Emeritus at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Professor Seetharaman has more than 320 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 130 conference presentations and 10 patents. He is the editor for the books, "Fundamentals of Metallurgy" and "Treatise on Process Metallurgy". He received the President’s award for teaching merits in 1994. He was nominated as the best teacher in Materials Science eight times and was chosen as the best teacher of the Royal Inst. of Technol. In 2004. He has been visiting professor at Kyushu Inst. Technol., Kyoto university, Japan and TU-Bergakademie, Freiberg, Germany. He was awarded the Brimacomb prize for the year 2010 Hon. Doctor at Aalto University, Finland in 2011 and Hon. Professor at the Ukrainian Metallurgical Academy, 2011. Prof. Seetharaman is an Hon. Member of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, 2011, He has been honoured as the Distinguished Alumni of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in the year 2013.

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Professor Emeritus, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

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