Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Copper - From the Mineral to the Final Application

Daniel Fernández González

Spanish National Research Council

A pioneering researcher in the application of concentrated solar energy in metallurgical processes, author of 6 full-length books and 28 articles in indexed journals, awarded the XXth Prize to the Best End of Degree Project Gas Natural-Fenosa (2012-2013), Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado of the University of Oviedo (2019-2020) and Award of the Real Academia de Doctores de España: Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnológicas (2019-2020).


Luis Felipe Verdeja González

University of Oviedo

An experienced researcher in metallurgy and materials science, author of more than 10 full books, over 100 articles, and supervisor of over 15 Ph. D. Thesis. Dr. Verdeja González was affiliated with the University of Concepción, Universidad Panamericana and the Universidad de Buenos Aires as a visiting professor, and is a member of the TMS(USA), SCS(USA), and the ACS(USA).


Applications Recycling Recovery of Metals Copper Slag Cleaning Antimicrobial Electroplated Coatings Copper-Impregnated Fabrics Antiviral Flash Smelting Converting Electrowinning New Copper Ores

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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.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 8th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 9th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 27th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: November 26th 2022

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About the editor

Daniel Fernández González

Spanish National Research Council

He is an Engineer in Mining Engineering (2013) and a Master's in Materials Science and Technology (2014) (University of Oviedo). He obtained Ph.D. from the University of Oviedo (2019) with a dissertation on the utilization of solar energy in metallurgy and materials. Postdoctoral Researcher (Juan de la Cierva-Formación, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation) in the Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Center of the Spanish National Research Council. Author of 6 full-length books and 28 articles in indexed journals. His research focuses on the application of concentrated solar energy in materials science and metallurgy (recovery of valuable elements from slags, ferroalloys, and other processes), ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, agglomeration of materials (ceramic or non-ceramic) using conventional and advanced sintering processes (spark plasma sintering or laser sintering) and recycling-valorization of metallurgical wastes.

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