The Structure and Properties of Oxide Melts: Application of Basic Science to Metallurgical Processing

This book is an extended introductory treatise on the atomic scale structure and physicochemical properties of oxide melts (mainly silicates), from both the basic science and applied engineering points of view. It provides current experimental information on the structure of oxide melts and glasses as well as a convenient outline of their various physicochemical properties, including the subject of how structural data can be correlated with their macroscopic properties.The book also includes a fundamental introduction to the beneficial utilization of waste oxides largely arising from metal production around the world. This will be very useful for people working in the fields of metallurgy and environmental science. With more than 300 references, and numerous illustrations and tables, this book is a unique and valuable source of information and guidance for specialists and nonspecialists alike.