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Handbook of Lithium and Natural Calcium Chloride: Their Deposits, Processing, Uses and Properties

By: Donald E Garrett

476 pages, Figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Apr 2004 | #146736 | ISBN: 0122761529
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About this book

This book is concerned with two major industrial minerals: Lithium and Calcium Chloride. The geology of their deposits is first reviewed, along with discussions of most of the major deposits and theories of their origin. The commercial mining and processing plants are next described, followed by a review of the rather extensive literature on other proposed processing methods. The more important uses for lithium and calcium chloride are next covered, along with their environmental considerations. This is followed by a brief review of the production statistics for each industry, and some of their compounds' phase data and physical properties. It describes the chemistry, chemical engineering, geology and mineral processing aspects of lithium and calcium chloride; collects in one source the most important information concerning these two industrial minerals; and presents new concepts and more comprehensive theories on their origin.

...a useful reference for anybody wanting to understand more about the properties, occurrences, geology and processing of both calcium chloride and lithium. In particular, the book would be of interest to anybody wishing to understand how physical properties, geology and processing all influence each other. The book also comes with a lengthy reference section. -- Industrial Minerals (May 2005)


Contents

Part 1. LITHIUM Geology Processing Toxicology Uses Industry Statistics Chemistry, phase data, physical properties References Part 2. NATURAL CALCIUM CHLORIDE Geology Processing Uses of calcium chloride Toxicology and safety Production statistics Phase data and physical properties References

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Biography

Donald E. Garrett received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his graduate degrees from Ohio State University. He has worked as an engineer for many large companies and as a professor at several universities. Garrett has had over 200 technical papers published, and has rights to more than 200 patents. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Ohio State University, the Distinguished Achievement Award from Chemical Engineering Magazine, and a three-time recipient of the Kirkpatrick Award for best new chemical process of two-year period. He was named Chemical Engineer of the Year by AIChE., Los Angeles. He has been a member of the Department of the Interior Technical Review Committee, the University of California Engineering Advisory Committee, and the Ohio State University Advisory Committee.

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