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Pyrometallurgy - New Perspectives

Md Shahabuddin Ahmmad

Swinburne University of Technology

Dr. Shahabuddin is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Previously he worked for Hydrogen Energy and waste material recycling projects at Federation University and the University of New South Wales, Australia. Currently, he is focusing on the application of hydrogen energy for iron and steel manufacturing, including scrap recycling, techno-economic, and life cycle assessment. He has published over 45 research articles, which have received over 2,500 citations.


Ores Minerals Recovery of Valuable Metals Calcining Roasting Smelting Refining Blast Furnace Material Recycling Pre-treatment High Temperature Emission and Electronic Waste

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The demand for metals has been growing rapidly while the qualities of mineable ore are declining day by day. Therefore, the recycling of waste materials is becoming increasingly popular. Conventionally two methods are used to recycle waste metal, such as pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy. Pyrometallurgy is the most widely used metal recovery technique because of its capability to process larger volumes at a faster rate. Common pyrometallurgical routes include pyrolysis, incineration or combustion, and smelting.

Although pyrometallurgical methods are fast, easy, and capable of treating materials substantially, they are energy-intensive. Besides, they generate substantial solid waste and hazardous gases and fumes. Furthermore, the difficulties of pyrometallurgy include controlling the quality of materials and emissions due to the difference in the melting point of several materials embedded in the waste materials. Hence, it is important to upgrade measurement techniques and improve in-process and equipment through modelling and experimental studies.

We urge researchers and academicians around the globe to contribute to this book by submitting their high-quality research/reviews. The accumulation of recent development in pyrometallurgical material processing will help mitigate the knowledge gap and identify challenges and opportunities.

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Md Shahabuddin Ahmmad

Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Shahabuddin is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Before joining the current role, he worked almost two years as a postdoctoral research associate for Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) and waste recycling projects at Federation University and University of New South Wales, Australia. Currently, he is primarily working on integrating hydrogen energy at power, manufacturing industries (i. e., iron & steel), and transport, including technoeconomic and life cycle assessment (LCA). Additionally, his research focuses on hydrogen generation, storage, and CO2 capture & utilisation. Dr Shahabuddin has demonstrated research experience on pyrolysis, gasification, solar energy, process and CFD modelling, waste recycling, biofuels, biolubricants, and tribology. He has been collaborating with different research groups worldwide, including the USA, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, India, the UK, and Bangladesh. Dr Shahabuddin has experience working with various industry partners, such as Infrabuild steel, Countrywide Australia, Calix, HRL, GHD, CSIRO, CO2CRC, ACI and JPower (Japan). Dr Shahabuddin graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Monash University and an MPhil from The University of Adelaide. He has published over 45 research articles, which has received over 2,500 citations. Dr Shahabuddin also works as an editor/guest editor/ topic editor for various journals.

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