David H. Wakelin, editorThis volume commences with a description of the history
of ironmaking and covers the full spectrum of the process. The expanded text
focuses on the latest equipment, concluding with an in-depth review of
alternative ironmaking processes. Sections include the fundamentals of iron-
and steelmaking; refractories; coal and coke production; iron ores; blast
furnace design and operation; and direct smelting processes. Updated
fundamental concepts are balanced with useful rules of thumb.