Review: Utkin, N.I., Proizvodstvo tsvetnykh metallov (Manufacture of Nonferrous Metals)

Review: Utkin, N.I., Proizvodstvo tsvetnykh metallov (Manufacture of Nonferrous Metals) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 74, No. 11, 2001, p. 1980. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 74, No. 11, 2001, p. 1916. Original Russian Text Copyright C 2001 by Morachevskii. BOOK ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ REVIEWS Utkin, N.I., Proizvodstvo tsvetnykh metallov (Manufacture of Nonferrous Metals), Moscow: Intermet Inzhiniring, 2000, 442 pp. The book published in the framework of the Fed- some wishes. The presented material could be mar- eral Special-Purpose Program of book publishing in kedly enlivened by data on the scale of production of various nonferrous metals in Russia as a whole and Russia is intended for specialists of widely varied at separate largest plants. In contrast to the recent professional skills, working at nonferrous metallurgi- times, such evidence is accessible now, being regular- cal plants. The author covered a wide variety of prob- ly published in our country and abroad. The book lems concerning the theory and technology of manu- gives virtually no data of economical nature. Some facture of the most important nonferrous metals. The materials presented by the author are markedly out-of- presented material is grouped into five sections. The date and fail to reflect the present state of affairs. first of these (pp. 93112) contains general evidence, As a characteristic example can be mentioned data on including description of the main methods and opera- lead consumption. In our opinion, the book contains tions for dressing of ores of nonferrous metals, charac- insufficient amount of specific data concerning the terization of products and intermediates of metallurgi- largest plants of different branches of nonferrous cal plants, preparation of raw materials for metal- metallurgy, such as, e.g., Norilsk combine or Bratsk lurgical processing, and problems of environment aluminum plant. protection. Of noble metals, the author considered only gold, The second section (pp. 1123294) is devoted to making absolutely no mention of platinum metals metallurgy of heavy nonferrous metals: copper, nickel, whose manufacture is most closely associated with lead, zinc, and gold. The third section (pp. 2943382) processing of copper3nickel ores of the Norilsk depos- discusses processes used in manufacture of alumi- it. The presented characteristics of the domestic ore num, magnesium, and titanium. The fourth section raw materials are insufficient. (pp. 3823 417) presents evidence concerning the metal- lurgy of two less-common metals: tungsten and mo- Admittedly, the quality of much of the illustrative lybdenum. A small concluding fifth section (pp. 4173 material presented in the book is not too high. The book of such a level needs clear schemes not burdened 441) gives notion of the manufacture of a number of with abundant minor details. Instead of, e.g., a general nonferrous metals (copper, aluminum, lead, and tin) scheme illustrating the operation principle of the shaft and their alloys from secondary raw materials. The furnace, the book presents its design with all details recommended bibliographic list (p. 442) includes the and dimensions (Fig. 98). The same refers to many most important domestic publications in the field of other figures. It is hardly appropriate to use in materi- nonferrous metallurgy, which have mainly appeared al presentation such out-of-date terms as [vapor ten- in the last 15320 years. sion] or [dissociation tension.] The remarks made are, With the publication assessed, on the whole, posi- naturally, debatable and do not cast doubt upon the tively and account taken of the fact that this book is usefulness and high scientific level of the publication. far from being the first concerned with manufacture of nonferrous metals, it seems appropriate to express A. G. Morachevskii 1070-4272/01/7411-1980$25.00 C 2001 MAIK [Nauka/Interperiodica] Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

Review: Utkin, N.I., Proizvodstvo tsvetnykh metallov (Manufacture of Nonferrous Metals)

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