The Role Of A Department Of Metallurgical Engineering In The South African Metallurgical Industry

Pistorius, P. C.
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2003
The nature of metallurgical engineering?applying and optimising chemical and physical processing of ores into useful materials?is reviewed. Important trends that shape the context in which metallurgical engineers practise are identified ? increased global production of primary metals, declining prices, environmental constraints, and increased property requirements of materials. A successful department of metallurgical engineering is one which employs a team of academic leaders to develop graduate engineers who are productive across the full range of metallurgical processing. Keywords: metallurgical engineering, primary metals, commodity prices, processing
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