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Mechanochemistry in Nanoscience and Minerals Engineering

  • Timely update of mechanochemistry, also given the useful description of its interaction with mechanical alloying

  • Unique descriptions of the benefits of mechanochemistry applications in minerals engineering

  • State-of-the-art overview of new applications of mechanochemical technologies, e.g. in pharmacy, production of nanocrystalline materials, amorphous alloys etcetera


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Peter Baláž
    Pages 1-102
  3. Peter Baláž
    Pages 103-132
  4. Peter Baláž
    Pages 133-175
  5. Peter Baláž
    Pages 177-256
  6. Peter Baláž
    Pages 257-296
  7. Peter Baláž
    Pages 297-405
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 407-413

About this book


Mechanochemistry as a branch of solid state chemistry enquires into processes which proceed in solids due to the application of mechanical energy. This provides a thorough, up to date overview of mechanochemistry of solids and minerals. Applications of mechanochemistry in nanoscience with special impact on nanogeoscience are described. Selected advanced identification methods, most frequently applied in nanoscience, are described as well as the advantage of mechanochemical approach in minerals engineering. Examples of industrial applications are given. Mechanochemical technology is being applied in many industrial fields: powder metallurgy (synthesis of nanometals, alloys and nanocompounds), building industry (activation of cements), chemical industry (solid waste treatment, catalyst synthesis, coal ashes utilization), minerals engineering (ore enrichment, enhancement of processes of extractive metallurgy), agriculture industry (solubility increase of fertilizers), and pharmaceutical industry (improvement of solubility and bioavailability of drugs).

This reference serves as an introduction to newcomers to mechanochemistry, and encourages more experienced researchers to broaden their knowledge and discover novel applications in the field.


Engineering Mechanochemistry Nanomaterial alloy chemistry minerals nanoscience

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geotechnics Slovak Academy of SciencesSlovakia

About the authors

Peter Baláž is a research scientist at the Institute of Geotechnics (formely Mining Institute) of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Košice, Slovakia.

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