About the book
Copper is a metal that is widely used in different applications resulting from thermal and electrical conductivities, together with the use derived from the corrosion resistance, in particular when it is alloyed. This book intends to be a compendium of works related to all the points of the copper manufacture, from the ores (new alternative copper ores) to the processes (new copper production processes or improvements in them) and the final products and applications (new alloys and potential applications of copper and copper alloys). Environmental issues are also welcomed in this book, including improvements in the efficiency of the production processes, recovery of copper from slag, or reutilization of wastes. Therefore, copper, copper alloys, and copper products become attractive materials in making various products.
The book chapters intend to provide scientific understanding and knowledge to scholars, students, researchers, and laboratory and industry workers of the subject of copper.