Thursday, 25 August 2011

Extractive Metallurgy of Nickel, Cobalt and Platinum-Group Metals

Elsevier has announced the publication of Extractive Metallurgy of Nickel, Cobalt and Platinum-Group Metals by Frank K. Crundwell, CM Solutions, South Africa; Michael S. Moats, University of Utah, USA; Venkoba Ramachandran, Ram consultants, USA; Timothy G. Robinson, Freeport-McMoRan Mining Company and William G. Davenport, University of Arizona, USA.

Nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals are key elements for materials processing. They map together on the periodic table, occur together in many ores and are natural partners for further materials processing and materials manufacturing. It is for this reason that next year’s Precious Metals ’12 and Nickel Processing ’12 conferences will be running back to back in Cape Town.

These metals are, for example, important catalysts - with platinum group metals being especially important for reducing car and truck emissions. Stainless steels and CoNiFe airplane engine super alloys are examples of practical usage.

The book describes and explains the methods by which three related ores and recyclables are made into high purity metals and chemicals, for materials processing. It focuses on present day processes and future developments rather than historical processes.

The book provides a detailed review of the fundamental chemistry and physics of extractive metallurgy with practical lessons from industrial consultancies at the leading international plants

Details are as follows:
Hardback / 610 pages; Print ISBN: 9780080968094; Print list price: $189.95/€139.95/£119.95; Electronic ISBN: 9780080968100

1 comment:

  1. Fathi Habashi's review of this book can be found at



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