Sunday, 21 June 2015

New book: Chemical Technology of Ore Processing

MEI has received an announcement of this new book, by Vladco Panayotov, Fathi Habashi, and Marinela Panayotova, printed by Publishing House “St. Ivan Rilski” University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” – Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014 (ISBN 978-954-353-259-9).

This is a combined effort of authors from different countries with different backgrounds. The book has 8 chapters:

1. Introduction
2. Energy Basis of Flotation
3. Pyrometallurgy
4. Basics of Minerals Dissolution and Leaching
5. Hydrometallurgy
6. Electrometallurgy
7. Application of Methods of Extractive Metallurgy to Different Ores
8. Environment Pollution Problems in the Mineral Processing Industry.

I would be interested in comments/reviews from anyone who has seen a copy of this book.
 

2 comments:

  1. Chemical Technology of Ore Processing by Vladko Panayotov, Fathi Habashi, and Marinela Panayotova, 216 pages 20.5 x 28.5 cm, flexible cover, ISBN 978-954-353-259-9, printed by Publishing House “St. Ivan Rilski” University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” – Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014.

    This book is divided into eight parts: 1. Introduction, 2. Energy Basis of Flotation, 3. Pyrometallurgy, 4. Basics of Minerals’ Dissolution and Leaching, 5. Hydrometallurgy, 6. Electrometallurgy, 7. Application of Methods of Extractive Metallurgy to Different Ores, 8. Environment Pollution Problems in the Mineral Processing Industry. Parts 1, 3, 5, 6, and 8 are written by Prof. F. Habashi; Part 2 is authored by Prof. Panayotov, and Parts 4, and 7 are written by Prof. Panayotov, and Prof. Panayotova. As it is seen from the main parts, this book demonstrates a good background on mineral processing and enrichment of ores and branches of extractive metallurgy. It also talks about the kinetics of leaching processes, and contains the treatment of base (e.g. Cu) and precious (e.g. Au, Ag) metals. The book consists of 122 clear figures in total with the exception of few that are unclear (especially in Chapter 2).
    The book not only provides the historical and general aspects of mineral dissolution processes, but also deals with the recent trends in minerals industry. For example, the treatment of refractory/difficult to leach ores, pressure hydrometallurgy, reactor design, and the environmental problems in mining and minerals industry are well introduced. From an industrial point of view, the book gently talks about the problems associated with the practical application of extractive metallurgy branches. It is also important to underline that there are wide range of subtitles in each part, and well dressed with the engineering aspects. Also, chapters are presented with its summary at the end.

    This book is well designed and easy to read and understand. The book is comprehensive, up-to-date, and a useful tool for those who are interested in metal extraction processes, especially for students from different levels. This book gives due importance to its general aim of preparation, as devoted to the extraction of valuable metals that needed for the development of our society. Unfortunately, the book has no index. The authors are well known to the mineral processing and extractive metallurgy community: Vladko Panayotov and Marinela Panayotova are of the University of Mining and Geology in Sofia, Bulgaria and Fathi Habashi of Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

    Ahmet Deniz Bas
    Ph.D. candidate in Metallurgical Engineering
    Laval University, Quebec, Canada


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  2. Distributed by EUROEVENT, Sofia
    zlati@euroevent.org
    Price: Euro 75 [postage included]

    On behalf of authors I would like to thank to Dr. Bas for the comprehensive comment, which summarizes the book contents and features! You are absolutely right about the Index. We would be very thankful for other comments from colleagues!

    Prof. Marinela Panayotova
    Dept. of Chemistry
    University of Mining and Geology
    Sofia, Bulgaria




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