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2nd Edition

Refractory Technology
Fundamentals and Applications

  • Available for pre-order on March 20, 2023. Item will ship after April 10, 2023
ISBN 9781032131405
April 10, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
320 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explains refractories with the support of phase diagrams detailing prominent applications of these industrial materials. The initial chapters cover fundamentals of refractories, classifications, properties and testing while later chapters describe different common shaped and unshaped refractories in detail and special refractories in a concise manner. Second edition includes new classifications, microstructures, effect of impurities with binary and ternary phase diagrams and recent trends in refractories including homework problems and updated bibliography.


  • Provides exclusive material on refractories.
  • Discusses detailed descriptions of different shaped and unshaped refractories.
  • Covers concepts like environmental issues, recycling, and nanotechnology.
  • Explores details on testing and specifications including thermochemical and corrosion behavior.
  • Includes a separate chapter on trends of refractories and other issues.

This book aims at juniors/senior undergraduate students and researchers of ceramics, metallurgical engineering, and refractories.

Table of Contents

1. Refractory . 2. Classifications of refractories. 3. Idea of properties. 4. Standards and testing. 5. Silica refractories. 6. Alumina refractories. 7. Fire clay refractories. 8. Magnesia refractories. 9. Dolomite refractories. 10. Chromite, mag-chrome and chrome-mag refractories. 11. Magnesia-carbon refractories. 12. Special refractories. 13. Unshaped (monolithic) refractories. 14. Trend of refractories and other issues.

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Dr. Ritwik Sarkar (b. 1972) is a Professor, Department of Ceramic Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India since 2009. He has completed his graduation in Ceramic Technology from the University of Calcutta in 1993, post-graduation in Ceramic Engineering from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1995 and a Ph.D. degree from Jadavpur University in 2003, all from India. Before this current profession, Dr. Sarkar has worked as General Manager –Technology, IFGL Refractories Ltd, India during 2008-2009. He has also worked ass a Scientist in Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, India during 2001-2008, in Research and Consultancy Directorate, ACC Ltd, Thane, India during 1999-2001 and H & R Johnson (I) Ltd, Thane in 1995. He was also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of Ceramic Components in Mechanical Engineering (IKKM), RWTH, Aachen, Germany, with DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship, during 2003-2004.

The current areas of interest and research works of Dr. Sarkar include the development of refractory aggregates, unshaped and castable refractories, use of nanocarbon in carbon containing refractories, spinel based ceramics, machinable bioceramics, and solid waste utilization. A Life Member of The Indian Ceramic Society and Indian Institute of Ceramics, Dr. Sarkar is the Assistant Editor of IRMA (Indian Refractory Makers’ Association) Journal, reviewer of many prestigious research journals, etc. Dr. Sarkar has more than 170 research publications and nine patents to his credit. Dr Sarkar also appears in the list of World's Top 2% Scientists, prepared by Stanford University, US.

Dr. Sarkar has received Gold Medal from BHU, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund’s award, etc. for his Academic Excellence and Young Scientist Award, Ganpule Award, Deokaran Award from Indian Ceramic Society for his Scientific and Research contributions to Ceramic Science and Engineering.