About the book
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.