These volumes are a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The books are concerned with the development and selection of the best possible material for a particular engineering task and the determination of the most effective method of producing the materials and the component. The complexity of modern processing and the need for efficient production and use of materials are discussed and illustrated by examples from current practice. Properties are determined by structure, which in turn depends on the processing route. Theses volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy and Decision Makers.