Small-Scale Steelmaking

  • R. D. Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. D. M. Headworth, R. D. Walker
    Pages 21-43
  3. N. H. McBroom
    Pages 45-80
  4. J. D. Sharp
    Pages 81-113
  5. J. D. Sharp
    Pages 115-148
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-179

About this book


The contents of this volume cover all the major activities associated with small-scale steelmaking in mini-steelworks (except Direct Reduction, on which two comprehensive volumes have recently appeared - see refs 11 & 12, Chapter 2). There is, of course, an immediate problem of agreeing on a suitable definition of mini-steelworks and the entrepreneurial nature of many businesses based on the mini-steelplant route compounds this problem. Nevertheless, as is shown by the lucid review in the opening chapter, it is quite possible to derive a working definition of a mini­ steelworks. The succeeding chapters deal with steelmaking in a linear fashion; a survey of raw materials supply being followed by independent analyses of arc furnace practice, casting and rolling. The volume is rounded off by a consideration of the important topics of energy costs and environmental factors. As anyone associated with iron and steelmaking well knows, the indus­ try is not the exclusive preserve of the metallurgist, although he plays a prominent role in its activities. For this reason, it is hoped that the level of treatment will commend the book to a wide readership. that includes non-metallurgical professionals in plant management and elsewhere, as well as industrial metallurgists. Lecturers in universities, polytechnics and colleges of further education should find this volume useful as a course reader for final year and postgraduate studies of steelmaking.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. D. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceUniversity CollegeCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6372-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6370-5
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