The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel, 11th Edition, Volume 1 -- Steelmaking and Refining emphasizes the important developments that have contributed to recent improvements in steelmaking quality and productivity. The history and development of the various technologies are fully discussed. The technical detail is written at a level that will benefit the expert, but in such a way that someone new to the business can understand the concepts and issues without being overwhelmed. Chapters on EAF steelmaking and ladle and secondary refining have been greatly expanded from the 10th edition. The chapters on BOF and AOD steelmaking were also updated to reflect current understanding. The text is fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams. This book is a must-have for any materials science student interested in the steel industry. It is also an excellent reference book for professionals.
Richard J. Fruehan, editor