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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This scope of the book extends from process fundamentals to operational
practices, and also includes the important aspect of environmental issues. At
the operations level, comprehensive reviews of the major applications of both
metals are outlined. Emphasis is placed on recent commercial developments with
less energy intensive technologies which are in harmony with environmental
conservation. At the research level, the emphasis is placed on the better
understanding of existing technologies and the development of new processing
concepts. Environmental concerns, associated with the processing of both
metals, are considered along with acceptable treatment and handling of
by-products, wastes and bleed streams by the industry. Fundamental research
and basic studies related to new Pb and Zn processes and to the understanding
and basic theories of Pb and Zn processing are covered. Global factors
affecting the production of zinc and lead including the economic aspects of the
industries, product development and marketing endeavors, and environmental and
health issues. Surveys of existing smelters and refineries for lead and zinc
production are included. Zinc production technology, lead production
technology, applications such as the galvanization of steel, chemicals, ZnO and
batteries are covered. Environmental issues, recycling technologies, and
product life cycle concerns are addressed.