About the book
Nonferrous metals are important for the development of national economies, people's daily lives, the defense industry, science, and technology. They are an essential part of basic materials and important strategic materials. Modernization of agriculture, industrial modernization, the modernization of national defense, science and technology are inseparable from the innovation of nonferrous metals. For example, large components required for manufacturing aircraft, missiles, rockets, satellites, nuclear submarines or other sophisticated weapons, atomic energy, television, communication, radar, computer, and other cutting-edge technologies are made from nonferrous metals. After the 19th century, the rapid development of science and technology promoted the discovery of many new nonferrous metal elements. At present, the nonferrous metals category mainly includes light metals (Al, Mg, Be, etc.), heavy metals (Cu, Ni, Co, Zn, Pb, etc.), rare metals (W, Mo, Zr, Nb, Ta, etc.) and precious metals (Au, Ag, Pt, etc.). This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the nonferrous metallurgy, nonferrous metals, and their alloys, and also the comprehensive utilization technology of nonferrous secondary resources.