Lead

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Part of the Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering book series (TMMME)

Abstract

Lead (Pb) has been known since ancient times, as its use from the 7th to the 5th millennia B.C. is now a well established fact. Since the dawn of civilization, lead has served for the conveyance of water. The bath erected by the Romans in the city of Bath was lined with sheet lead and it is claimed that it is still supplied with water through the original lead pipes which were installed nearly 2000 years ago.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Technology and EngineeringThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraIndia

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