- 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
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 Fundamental Process Metallurgy, encompassing process fundamentals, extractive and refining processes, metallurgical process phenomena; Types of Processing, encompassing ferrous processing; non-ferrous processing; refractory-, reactive and aquaeous processing of metals; and Systems and Applications encompassing process modelling 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.