Overview for Uses of Energy Minerals and Changing Techniques
The book is about much more than a mere list of uses of the energy minerals, which are the most important concerns of one and all now-a-days. In this book, all the eight energy minerals have been brought within one cover. The book traces the history of use of each mineral to its beginning-in India, as well as in the other parts of the world; it explains the reasons why a particular grade of a particular mineral is used for a particular purpose. then it also gives an elaborate and up-to-date account of the developments in utilization of the wastes generated during the use of the minerals, and also the current trends and status in research and development for actual and potential substitutes of a mineral in different uses. Some of the information incorporated in it are not ordinarily available or accessible to many, but have been obtained by the author through personal contacts with the industries, laboratories etc. The book present a highly technical subject in an easily understandable logical fashion.
Kaulir Kisor Chatterjee (Author)
K.K. Chatterjee was born in January, 1944 in Burdwan, West Bengal, the author's school and early college education was completed in Burdwan and Kolkata. Then he studied in Indian School of Mines, dhanbad and obtained his postgraduate degree in Applied Geology from Ranchi University and also the Associateship of Indian School of Mines (AISM diploma) in 1966. He carried out research work in the field of Coal Geology in Indian School of Mines and was awarded Ph.D. degree by the same Institute in 1969. For a period of about 3 years, he served as an Instructor in the Department of Applied Geology in that Institute before joining Indian Bureau of Mines as Assistant Mineral Economist in 1972, from where he retired in 2004, as Chief Mineral Economist and Head of the Mineral Economics Division. During his professional career in the field of mineral economics spanning over three decades, he had to interact with hundreds of industries and organizations in India and outside; and he was also associated with a number of committees and expert groups constituted from time to time by the Government of India, as member or as chairman. Besides many technical papers, he has earlier authored two books-one on mineral economics and the other on management. He is a recognized guide of the Nagpur University for doctoral research, and has guided one scholar leading to Ph.D. degree. He has widely travelled India as well as abroad.