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Testing of metals and alloys

Archiv – A 208-page book entitled ’Rapid Spot Testing of Metals & Alloys’ explains how to identify metals/alloys and to determine their composition without access to a laboratory or high-cost equipment.A 208-page book entitled ’Rapid Spot Testing of Metals & Alloys’ explains how to identify metals/alloys and to determine their composition without access to a laboratory or high-cost equipment. The book explores various physical and chemical methods for metals identification including evaluation of density, colour, magnetic properties, flame tests and use of grinding wheels for spark testing.
The book also discusses a range of chemical spot tests using simple acids or more complex organic reagents as well as electrography. Flow charts and logic schemes are designed to help readers to improve their understanding of test sequences, while appendices carry lists of suppliers and sources of additional information.

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