This book provides a basic understanding of refractories. This includes the fundamentals of refractory technology supported by phase diagrams as well as detailing the prominent applications of these essential industrial materials. This book covers all the facets of refractory technology, starting from classification, properties, standard specifications, details of the conventional shaped refractories, including relevant phase diagrams & application areas and also the details of unshaped refractories including various classifications, bonding, additives and their applications.
Table of Contents
Refractory. Classifications of refractories. Idea of properties. Standards and testing. Silica refractories. Alumina refractories. Fire clay refractories. Magnesia refractories. Dolomite refractories. Chromite, mag-chrome and chrome-mag refractories. Magnesia-carbon refractories. Special refractories. Unshaped (monolithic) refractories. Bibliography
Dr Ritwik Sarkar Associate Professor, NIT, Rourkela, India, has about 15 years of experience in Ceramics and Refractories. He worked with IFGL Bioceramics Ltd, IFGL Refractories Ltd, CG & CRI, R&D of ACC Ltd, and H&R Johnson Ltd, all in India, and at the IKKM, RWTH Aachen, Germany (DAAD Fellowship). Dr Sarkar has received many awards in his career for academic excellence and his contributions to Ceramics and Materials Science, including the Young Scientist Award. A life member of the Indian Ceramic Society & Indian Institute of Ceramics, Dr Sarkar has more than 70 research publications and 9 patents to his credit.
"The book covers and updates all important items connected with refractory classification, properties, testing, their manufacturing process and examples of applications. The spectrum of treated materials includes unshaped (monolithic) refractories being in focus of development process and intensively increasing their market share, especially during the last 30 years. Book elaborations dealing with and systemizing this topic are even more rare than those describing technology and application of shaped refractories. The Author, experienced as well in research, teaching as in managing of refractory production uses his versatile experience in the best way to collect, to choose and to present the fundamental knowledge the student has to possess and to apply to become a good refractory engineer.
The book can be strongly recommended for education purposes on academic degree as well as the fresh updated reference for engineers dealing with manufacturing and application of refractories."
— Janusz Henryk Zborowski, Retired, AGH, University of Science and Technology, Poland