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READINGS IN HISTORICAL METALLURGY. Volume 1 - Changing Technology in Extractive Metallurgy
  • Fathi Habashi
This book is a supplement to the author’s book A History of Metallurgy which he edited in 1994. In the present work he records the changes in the metallurgical unit operations that took place over the centuries. Any metallurgist who does not grasp the historical background of his profession, its relation to the chemical industry, and its connection to today’s technology is missing a great deal in his or her education. The book is in 800 pages, illustrated by 500 Figures many of them in color, contains over 165 biographical notes of the scientists and engineers who contributed to this endeavor, and selected references in each chapter for further reading. Table of Contents: Part One INTRODUCTION 1- History and the Metallurgist 2- The Industrial Revolution 3- Changing Technology Part Two THE PIONEERS 4- Biringuccio (1480-1539) 5- Agricola (1494-1555) 6- Ercker (1530-1594) 7- Barba (1569-1762) 8- De Réaumur (1683-1757) 9- Gellert (1713-1795) Part Three MINERAL BENEFICIATION 10- Historical Outline 11- Biographical Notes Part Four PYROMETALLURGY 12- Historical Outline 13- The Blast Furnace 14- The Age of Steel 15- The Science of Steel 16- Retorts and Distillation 17- Chlorination and Fluorination 18- Metallothermic Reactions 19- Sintering and Alkali Fusion 20- The Electric Furnace 21- Flash Smelting 22- The Rotary Kiln 23- Refining by Chemical Transport Reactions Part Five HYDROMETALLURGY 24- Historical Outline 25- Pressure Hydrometallurgy 26- Cyanidation 27- Alumina Production 28- Processing of Copper Sulfide Concentrates 29- Bacterial Leaching 30- Treatment of Leach Solution 31- Cementation of Copper. The End of an Era Part Six ELECTROMETALLURGY 32- Historical Outline 33- Biographical Notes
Publication Date
February, 2006
Métallurgie Extractive Québec
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Citation Information
Fathi Habashi. READINGS IN HISTORICAL METALLURGY. Volume 1 - Changing Technology in Extractive Metallurgy. Quebec City, Canada(2006)
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