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The mastery and uses of fire in antiquity [electronic resource] / J.E. Rehder.

By: Rehder, J. E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xix, 216 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0773520678; 9780773520677; 9780773568556 (electronic bk.); 0773568557 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Pyrometallurgy -- History | Ceramics -- History | Metallurgical furnaces -- History | Pyrom�etallurgie -- Histoire | C�eramique industrielle -- Histoire | Fours m�etallurgiques -- Histoire | Klassieke oudheid | Vuur | Metallurgie | Schmelzofen | Vor- und Fr�uhgeschichte | SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & BiochemicalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mastery and uses of fire in antiquity.DDC classification: 660/.29687 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. The Nature of Heat and the Management of Its Temperature -- 2. How Furnaces Work -- 3. The Properties and Combustion of Biomass -- 4. Furnace Configurations for Biomass Fuel -- 5. Products Made in Antiquity in Biomass Fuelled Furnaces -- 6. The Manufacture and Properties of Charcoal -- 7. Combustion in Beds of Lump Charcoal -- 8. Combustion Air Supply for Charcoal -- 9. Furnace Configurations for Charcoal Fuel -- 10. The Reduction of Metals and the Functions of Slags -- 11. The Smelting of Copper -- 12. The Smelting, Forging, and Properties of Iron -- 13. Fuel Consumption by Pyrotechnology in Antiquity -- 14. Fuel Supply and Deforestation -- 15. Artifacts from the Operation of Furnaces -- App. 1. Combustion in Fuel Beds of Charcoal -- App. 2. Pressure Drop in Tuyeres and Fuel Beds and Power Required -- App. 3. Natural Draft in Fuel Beds -- App. 4. A Furnace to Reliably Make a Bloom of Iron.
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1. The Nature of Heat and the Management of Its Temperature -- 2. How Furnaces Work -- 3. The Properties and Combustion of Biomass -- 4. Furnace Configurations for Biomass Fuel -- 5. Products Made in Antiquity in Biomass Fuelled Furnaces -- 6. The Manufacture and Properties of Charcoal -- 7. Combustion in Beds of Lump Charcoal -- 8. Combustion Air Supply for Charcoal -- 9. Furnace Configurations for Charcoal Fuel -- 10. The Reduction of Metals and the Functions of Slags -- 11. The Smelting of Copper -- 12. The Smelting, Forging, and Properties of Iron -- 13. Fuel Consumption by Pyrotechnology in Antiquity -- 14. Fuel Supply and Deforestation -- 15. Artifacts from the Operation of Furnaces -- App. 1. Combustion in Fuel Beds of Charcoal -- App. 2. Pressure Drop in Tuyeres and Fuel Beds and Power Required -- App. 3. Natural Draft in Fuel Beds -- App. 4. A Furnace to Reliably Make a Bloom of Iron.

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