Article - 28 Jul 2006
This overview on aluminium covers aspects from its discovery, its sources including raw materials, the properties that make it so attractive, common processing techniques and applications.
Article - 19 Jul 2006
Lithium is a silvery white metal. It is the lightest metal known to man and belongs to the alkali metals. The discovery, occurrence, production, properties and applications of lithium are discussed.
Article - 1 Oct 2002
Vanadium is a bright white, soft, ductile metal. It most commonly used in steels such as rust resistant, spring and high speed tool steels. Its occurrence, production, toxicity, properties and other...
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earth metals. It is malleable and oxidises readily at room temperature. It is used in pyrophoric alloys for cigarette lighters and in the making of some...
Article - 12 Jan 2022
Ultrapure water is deeply important, used extensively in medical applications. This article discusses a how to simply and easily determine water quality through the use of a USP 645 standard.
Article - 10 Nov 2021
The growing textile industry is one of the world’s largest producers of solid waste, which requires significant levels of treatment before it can be disposed of. Establishing the final destination of...
Article - 13 Aug 2018
As conventional fuels run out, alternative fuels are being increasingly researched and analysed. This article discusses how these alternative fuels affect tribology.
Article - 23 Sep 2005
To explore the possibility of effective reutilization of sewage sludge into cement kiln process, characterization of clinkering reaction was carried out using P2O5 and Cl additions. This experiment...
Article - 17 Mar 2004
This article looks at the magnesium industry, in particular the effects of cheaply produced metal coming out of China. Applications of magnesium are also covered.
Article - 12 Sep 2002
The discover, occurence and production of yttrium are outlined. Key properties are covered and applications of the pure metal and important ytrrium-containing compounds are described. A detialed...