Definition of reverberatory furnace in English:

reverberatory furnace

Syllabification: re·ver·ber·a·to·ry fur·nace


  • A furnace in which the roof and walls are heated by flames and radiate heat onto material in the center of the furnace.
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    • The major smelting processes to recycle lead scrap involve the use of blast furnaces, short rotary furnaces, long rotary kilns, reverberatory furnaces, electric furnaces, and top-blown rotary furnaces.
    • A reverberating furnace with two hearths heated a roaster to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit to calcine the ore.
    • Smelting was commenced in 1871 and the next year three reverberatory furnaces were operating with Mr. Jones in charge.

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