Paul F. Duby

Professor
905D S.W. Mudd
Mail Code 4711
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-2928
Email: pfd1@columbia.edu

Current Research

Electrochemical & hydrometallurgical processes, corrosion of metals, mineral waste treatment and recovery.

Physical chemistry of aqueous electrolytes and molten salts applied to electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, in particular: electrowinning of rare earths from mixtures of molten salts, new electrodes for electrowinning plating of alloys, use of SO2/O2 mixtures for leaching and precipitation processes, pitting corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement of high strength steel and alloys.


Education

Columbia University, Eng.Sc.D. - 1962

University of Brussels, Ingenieur Commercial - 1959

University of Brussels, Ingenieur Civil Mechanicien et Electricien - 1956


Honors

Laureate of the Concours Universitaire, Belgium

Medal of the Free University of Brussels


Publications (Highlights)

D.A. Gulley and P.F. Duby (eds.), The Changing World Metals Industries New York : Gordon and Breach Science Publishers (1988)

C.J. Ferron, D.O. Kwateng, and P.F. Duby, "Kinetics of the precipitation of Goethite from ferrous sulfate solutions using oxygen-sulfur dioxide mixtures," 165-177, in D. R. Gaskell (ed.) EPD Congress 91 The Minerals Metal & Materials Society, Warrendale PA, (1991)

C.G. Ferron and P.F. Duby, "Iridium oxide coated titanium as anode in copper electrowinning," in F. Hine, B.V. Tilak, J.M. Fenton, and J.D. Lusius (eds.) Performance Electrodes for Industrial Electrochemical Processes The Electrochemical Society, Princeton, NJ (1989)

L.F. Vega, M. Datta, L.T. Romankiw, P.F. Duby, "Electropolishing of iron in phosphoric and phosphoric-sulfuric acids," in W.H. Smyrl, D.D. Macdonald, and W.J. Lorenz, (eds.) Transient Techniques in Corrosion Science and Engineering The Electrochemical Society, Princeton, NJ (1989)

P.F. Duby, "Extractive Metallurgy," 455-456, in Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Wiley-Interscience, NY (1985)


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