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Books Published By Métallurgie Extractive Québec, Fathi Habashi Mar 2018

Books Published By Métallurgie Extractive Québec, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

A condensed catalog of books published by Métallurgie Extractive Québec - - a non-profit publisher devoted to the diffusion of extractive metallurgy literature.


Iron Pigments Through The Ages, Fathi Habashi Sep 2015

Iron Pigments Through The Ages, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Naturally occurring iron oxides were used since ancient times as ochre yellow and red pigments. It was only in the 18th century that artificially prepared Prussian blue was discovered. This discovery opened up a new field of chemistry - - cyano compounds.


Movement Of Scientists And The Production Of Aluminum, Fathi Habashi Jun 2015

Movement Of Scientists And The Production Of Aluminum, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Travelling scientists certainly have contributed to advancing knowledge by communicating their observations to others. Famous professors attract students from different countries to study in their institutions and the interaction among these students is of immense importance in the diffusion of knowledge. The invention of a process for the production of aluminum is an example.


Evidence Of The Existence Of Cathodic And Anodic Zones During The Leaching Of Minerals And Metals, Fathi Habashi Jan 2014

Evidence Of The Existence Of Cathodic And Anodic Zones During The Leaching Of Minerals And Metals, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

It is accepted worldwide that the dissolution of minerals in some cases, is an electrochemical process where anodic and cathodic reactions take place. There are many parameters, such as agent concentration, that directly affect the dissolution process. The rate of leaching of minerals may differ depending on the oxygen concentration. In this paper, the existence of anodic and cathodic zones on themineral surface during the dissolution/leaching of minerals andmetals has been presentedwith some differentworks. It isworthmentioning that a good number of published papers have experimentally demonstrated the existence of anodic and cathodic areas on the mineral surface.


Travelling In Cuba, Fathi Habashi Feb 2013

Travelling In Cuba, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Contact with Cuban scientists was established in 1986 when two researchers from Centro de Investigaciones para Industria Minero Metalurgica in Havana visited Laval University to get acquainted with research activities in the area of extractive metallurgy. This was followed in early 1987 by two more researchers from the same centre. Invitations were then received in late 1987, 1989, and 2008 to visit the nickel refineries in Cuba and to hold seminars at the University of Havana. The present report outlines these activities.


Pyrite. History, Chemistry, And Metallurgy, Fathi Habashi Jan 2012

Pyrite. History, Chemistry, And Metallurgy, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The Book covers the history of pyrite - - how it was a strategic mineral necessary for the production of elemental sulfur needed for making gunpowder for military purposes and for the production of SO2 needed for making sufuric acid for the chemical industry. Now its presence is a nuisance in tailings ponds. The book also covers the processing of pyrite containing gold, its chemistry and technology, the processing of pyrite cinder for the production of a variety of metals, and its behaviour towards autotrophic microorganisms.


Extractive Metallurgy Of Copper, Fathi Habashi Jan 2012

Extractive Metallurgy Of Copper, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

A short account on the extractive metallurgy of copper in 410 pages, fully illustrated in colour. It covers its chemistry, history, pyro-, hydro-, and electrometallurgy. Kinetics of leaching of copper ores and a literature guide are also included.


Pyrite. History, Chemistry, And Metallurgy, Fathi Habashi Jan 2012

Pyrite. History, Chemistry, And Metallurgy, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The Book covers the history of pyrite - - how it was a strategic mineral necessary for the production of elemental sulfur needed for making gunpowder for military purposes and for the production of SO2 needed for making sulfuric acid for the chemical industry. Now its presence is a nuisance in tailings ponds. The book also covers the processing of pyrite containing gold, its chemistry and technology, the processing of pyrite cinder for the production of a variety of metals, and its behaviour towards autotrophic microorganisms.


Extractive Metallurgy Of Copper, Fathi Habashi Dec 2011

Extractive Metallurgy Of Copper, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

A short account on the extractive metallurgy of copper in 410 pages, fully illustrated in colour. It covers its chemistry, history, pyro-, hydro-, and electrometallurgy. Kinetics of leaching of copper ores and a literature guide are also included.


Metalurgia Extractiva Y Política Nacional, Fathi Habashi Jan 2011

Metalurgia Extractiva Y Política Nacional, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Should a country export its mineral wealth in form of concentrates or should it locally treat its ores to produce metals as final products? In the past centuries pyrometallurgy was the only route to extract metals from ores and this required a large capital investment many countries could not afford to raise. This situation encouraged marketing of concentrates. Today, metallurgists have the option to use the hydrometallurgical route to process ores and concentrates at a reasonable capital investment. This opened the way to the possibility of processing ores locally. When need arises to increase production new units can be added ...


Leaching Mechanism Of Semiconducting Minerals, Fathi Habashi Dec 2010

Leaching Mechanism Of Semiconducting Minerals, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The mechanism of leaching of semiconducting minerals such as PbS, ZnS, UO2, etc., has been the subject of intensive speculation by hydrometallurgists in the early 1950s. The electrochemical mechanism proposed in 1970 by the author in volume 2 of his Principles of Extractive Metallurgy avoids the assumption of forming intermediate complexes that cannot be isolated or identified.


Metals: Typical And Less Typical, Transition And Inner Transition, Fathi Habashi Mar 2010

Metals: Typical And Less Typical, Transition And Inner Transition, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

While most chemists agree on what is a metal and what is a non-metal there is a disagreement with respect to what is a metalloid and what is a transition metal. It is believed that this problem can be solved if two new terms are adopted: typical and less typical metals. These new terms will also help reconcile the European Periodic Table versus the North American regarding numbering of groups as well as the IUPAC numbering which could be as well abandoned in favour of group names as will be shown in the manuscript.


Beethoven: Patriotism And Social Justice, Fathi Habashi Feb 2010

Beethoven: Patriotism And Social Justice, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The great composer Ludwig van Beethoven was not only an exceptional musician but also a man of great ideals who expressed social justice in his music


Phosphate Industry And The Radon Problem, Fathi Habashi Feb 2010

Phosphate Industry And The Radon Problem, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The problem of radon generated during the treatment of phosphate rock by sulfuric acid to produce fertilizers can be solved by using nitric acid. In this case radium, which is the source of radon, goes into solution and can be precipitated by a controlled method and safely disposed of. A variety of options are discussed. Text in Farsi with English translation.


Aqua Science Through The Ages. An Illustrated History Of Water, Fathi Habashi Jan 2010

Aqua Science Through The Ages. An Illustrated History Of Water, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Water a component of the Four Elements considered by the ancient philosophers as essential for survival, played, and is still playing an essential role in society. Great civilizations in ancient times developed along great rivers. The ancient peoples knew how to manage water supplies by digging canals, controlling floods, and using water for irrigation. They designed equipment that used water to measure the time, to determine the density of solids, to fight fires, and to create vacuum. Modern engineers exploited water flow to design and construct huge hydroelectric power stations. Waterways and navigation systems were also an essential element for ...


Mining And Civilization, An Illustrated History, Fathi Habashi Dec 2009

Mining And Civilization, An Illustrated History, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Mining and Civilization has been conceived to compliment the author's two books History of Metallurgy and Readings in Historical Metallurgy and to fill a gap in the literature. It is difficult to study the history of metallurgy without studying the history of mining at the same time. Each time the author visits ancient ruins or examines an ancient stone statue he recalls the work of miners who brought the material from a quarry so that the sculptor can create a work of art. History of mining, quarrying, and stone carving is history of civilization.


Gold. History, Metallurgy, Culture, Fathi Habashi Mar 2009

Gold. History, Metallurgy, Culture, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Gold, the first metal used by man, has a special place among metals. It plays an important role in society and in world economics. It caused unprecedented mass migrations on three continents, and at least one war. It was responsible for creating many large cities, is highly prized, has been the inspiration of numerous myths, was the ultimate goal of alchemists, stored in the vaults of banks, widely on display in oriental bazaars, and is generously used in decorating churches and temples. The present volume is composed of two parts: a collection of selected papers published by the author on ...


Researches On Copper. History & Metallurgy, Fathi Habashi Feb 2009

Researches On Copper. History & Metallurgy, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The present volume is a collection of selected papers dealing with the extractive metallurgy of copper published by the author and his coworkers. They are reproduced here in a facsimile edition in 240 pages. In addition ten new chapters were specially written in 150 pages. The book is fully illustrated by many colored pictures, flowsheets, and diagrams. It is hoped that it will be useful for students, engineers, chemists, geologists, and for research workers.


Chemistry And Metallurgy In The Great Empires, Fathi Habashi Jan 2009

Chemistry And Metallurgy In The Great Empires, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

It is remarkable that certain countries expand to become great empires then as time goes by they gradually decline while others rise. This book attempts to briefly trace the history of chemistry and metallurgy through the different empires that became at one time great and then faded away. In 272 pages 21.5 x 28 cm, the author outlines the inter-relation of chemistry, metallurgy, mining, and medicine, the idea of the divinity of kings and the formation of nations, and finally the rise and fall of the empires. He then covers the ancient and medieval empires, followed by the empires ...


Science, Technology, And Society, Fathi Habashi Jan 2009

Science, Technology, And Society, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Science, technology, and society is a vast and complex question. It is discussed here from five points: social responsibility of scientists, migration and movement of scholars, philanthropy and its role in education and culture, enlightened despots and their influence on science and culture, and finally the social aspects of mining. The book is meant for the general reader but can benefit scientists as well. It is fully illustrated with colored pictures. It is hoped that it will serve as an introduction to this field to the young generation and inspire them to serve society.


A Generalized Kinetic Model For Hydrometallurgical Processes, Fathi Habashi Jan 2007

A Generalized Kinetic Model For Hydrometallurgical Processes, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

In electrochemical leaching processes the solid must be an electric conductor, e.g., a metal, or a semiconductor, e.g., certain metal sulfides or oxides. Reaction takes place by the transfer of electrons at the solid surface and involves oxidation–reduction processes that take place simultaneously at two different locations not far from each other. At one location, electrons are picked up by a depolarizer, D, in solution, e.g., O2, H+, etc. (the cathodic zone) and at another location metal ions are released in solution (the anodic zone) where they react with reagent C. A single kinetic law derived ...


Quelques Conseils À Nos Nouveau Diplomés, Fathi Habashi Jun 2003

Quelques Conseils À Nos Nouveau Diplomés, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

An advice, the old wise man Polonius offered to the young Hamlet was “Neither a borrower, nor a lender be”, may be no longer pertinent. Some more relevant advices are offered to new graduates of the twentieth century. Available in English, French, and Spanish


From Alchemy To Atomic Bombs. Book Review By George Kauffman, Fathi Habashi Jan 2003

From Alchemy To Atomic Bombs. Book Review By George Kauffman, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Review of the book "From Alchemy to Atomic Bombs" by Fathi Habashi published by Métallurgie Extractive Québec. The review is written by Professor George Kauffman at California State University, Fresno.


A Memorable Meeting, February 1994, Fathi Habashi Feb 1994

A Memorable Meeting, February 1994, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Decision taken at the Steering Committee Meeting of the International Mineral Processing Congress in San Francisco February 1994 to name the IMPC Award.


Hidrometalurjide Yeni, Fathi Habashi Jan 1979

Hidrometalurjide Yeni, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Turkish translation of F. Habashi, “Recent Advances in Hydrometallurgy,” Proceedings International Mineral Processing Congress, Warsaw, 1979, edited by J. Laskowski, published by Elsevier, pp. 902–935


Chalcopyrite. Its Chemistry And Metallurgy, Fathi Habashi Dec 1977

Chalcopyrite. Its Chemistry And Metallurgy, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

This monograph is about the most important copper-bearing mineral chalcopyrite, CuFeS2, and represents the first book of its kind to cover this field. It discusses the occurrence of the mineral, its separation from other minerals by flotation, its crystal structure, physical properties, its thermal stability and phase transformations. The chemical properties of the mineral are reviewed in detail: oxidation, reduction, chlorination, dissolution in acids and in ammoniacal solutions, the action of chlorine aqueous solutions, and the influence of metal ions in solution or other minerals associated with chalcopyrite on its aqueous oxidation, the role of bacteria, the anodic oxidation, and ...


Progress In Extractive Metallurgy, Volume 1. Review By G.N. Dobrokhotov, Fathi Habashi Jan 1975

Progress In Extractive Metallurgy, Volume 1. Review By G.N. Dobrokhotov, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Review of the first volume of Progress in Extractive Metallurgy edited by Fathi Habashi and published by Gordon & Breach in New York in 1975. The review was written by Professor Dobrokhotov at the Leningrad Mining Institute.