Date of Award

Spring 5-1957

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Professor J.R. Ruggles

Second Advisor

Mr. Ralph I. Smith

Third Advisor

Doctor Shih


Aluminium has been used as a reducing agent for various reactions, the best known of which is the thermit reaction, which is defined in the "Metals Handbook" as; "An exothermic, self-propagating process in which finely divided aluminum powder is used to reduce metal oxides to free metals by direct oxidation of aluminum to aluminum oxide, with accompanying reduction of the less stable metal oxide." (1-15)

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