Primarily intended for the undergraduate students of metallurgical and materials engineering, this textbook will help the students to grasp the subject matter of extractive metallurgy in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. It presents a comprehensive view of extractive metallurgy, especially principles and fundamental aspects, in a concise form.
The book explains various concepts step by step by narrating their importance. Even without much of background in specialized subjects, the students will be able to understand the topics without any difficulty. It covers a brief summary of the metallurgical processes including physical chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and heat/mass balance. Many of the scientific and engineering aspects of unit processes have been discussed. Applications of metallurgical thermodynamics and kinetics to the process metallurgy are explained as well. All basic concepts and definitions related to metal extraction are also covered.