Aluminium Books 2022/1

The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum - Connecting Science to Practice

By J. M. Runge

In this book, the history of the concepts critical to the discovery and development of aluminum, its alloys and the anodizing process are reviewed to provide a foundation for the challenges, achievements, and understanding of the complex relationship between the aluminum alloy and the reactions that occur during anodic oxidation.  Empirical knowledge that has long sustained industrial anodizing is clarified by viewing the process as corrosion science, addressing each element of the anodizing circuit in terms of the Tafel Equation.  This innovative approach enables a new level of understanding and engineering control for the mechanisms that occur as the oxide nucleates and grows, developing its characteristic highly ordered structure, which impact the practical function of the anodic aluminum oxide.

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Structure and Properties of Aluminium Alloys

By Franc Zupanič


The annual world production of aluminum and aluminum alloys has been increasing in recent decades, reaching more than 70 million tons in 2020. The future of this industry is bright, as the applications of Al and its alloys have strongly diversified in automotive, aerospace, building, and other industries. Aluminum’s main property is its low density, and, more importantly, very high specific properties compared to other metallic and nonmetallic materials. The properties of aluminum alloys can contribute to a significant decrease in energy consumption and CO2 emissions, especially in transportation. The main prerequisite for the future success of aluminum and its alloys is further improvements in existing alloys, and the development of novel aluminum alloys. In addition to conventional fabrication methods (casting, forming, powder metallurgy), additive manufacturing technologies enable further tailoring of alloys’ microstructure and new combinations of properties. The properties of aluminum alloys are mainly based on their structure, from the atomic scale to the macrostructure, as seen by the naked eye. This book focuses on the relationships between the manufacturing, structure and properties of aluminum alloys. The papers presented give an account of the scientific and technological state-of-the-art of aluminum alloys in 2020.

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Aluminium and aluminium alloys

By Maria Stoicanescu, Ioan Giacomelli


Aluminium and aluminium alloys constitute a category of materials that accompanied mankind's evolution . In recent years, new and diversified materials have emerged. This process does not diminish the importance of aluminium, but rather represents a challenge. In order to achieve greater performance it is necessary to know in detail the structure of these materials, as well as the possibilities they offer through the existence of solid state transformations. This paper offers to those interested by the field of materials science the elements required for the knowledge of aluminium and the its alloys, of their properties of use and possibilities of modification in the intended manner.

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Mechanics of Corrugated and Composite Materials

By Tomasz Garbowski, Tomasz Gajewski and  Jakub Krzysztof Grabski


One of the challenges in research by modern engineers is the acquisition of new materials for the creation of various constructions in order to improve their properties, including mechanical ones. One possible way to achieve this goal is through composite materials. Moreover, the use of such materials in various real constructions leads to material, cost, energy and environmental savings, e.g. by reducing the weight of the products, significant reductions in fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and costs during transport can be achieved. Therefore, composite materials are of great practical importance, as seen in various applications in the automotive and aerospace industries, building construction and many other fields. Composite materials are inhomogeneous materials consisting of at least two various materials of different properties. Considering the construction of the composites, one can distinguish some typical examples, e.g., fibrous composites, when one component of the composite is made of fibers and the other is called a matrix. Another kinds of composite materials are sandwich or layered plates, in which their components are arranged in layers. Both of them have a wide range of applications in various engineering fields. 

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Water Quality Engineering and Wastewater Treatment

By  Yung-Tse Hung,  Hamidi Abdul Aziz,  Issam A. Al-Khatib, Rehab O. Abdel Rahman and Mario GR Cora-Hernandez


Wastewater treatment is crucial to prevent environmental pollution. Wastewater sources include domestic households, municipal communities, or industrial activities. Wastewater that is discharged to the environment must be treated to prevent pollution to the environment. However, wastewater remains one of the major pollutants of our inland waterways. To satisfy the tighter regulatory requirements, the implementation of more advanced design in wastewater treatment technologies is required. Treatment of wastewater usually includes physical, chemical, and biological processes. Today’s wastewater treatments are much more technologically advanced than they were in previous years. Many centralized mechanized treatments are run via a computer system, and they are run more efficiently. In this Special Issue, we attempted to discuss and address the state-of-the-art of wastewater quality, treatment, and its management. This special issue is composed of 18 innovative papers and reviews that address water quality engineering and wastewater treatment. 

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