Advanced Physical Chemistry for Process Metallurgy is a comprehensive and authoritative reference book for graduate students and those working in the metal industry. The text focuses on selected topics within the field of physical chemistry of iron and steelmaking that are relevant to reduction, refining and solidification steps in the steel industry. It covers both equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena, relevant to the processing of metals, with special importance for the processing of steel at high temperatures. The book is divided into three sections: thermodynamics, kinetics, and industrial systems. Each article reviews major achievements in scientific understanding on the chosen subject and projects challenges to be met in the future.
As leaders in the field, the authors have gathered the complex information regarding metallurgy in this collection to enable the next generation to take this branch of science, and the metals industry, to new heights. Graduate students and research engineers will find this book particularly useful, while practicing engineers, innovators and managers in technology development will read and consult this book for reference and inspiration.