Definition of desulfurize in English:

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desulfurize

Pronunciation: /dēˈsəlf(y)əˌrīz/
(chiefly British also desulphurize)

verb

[with object]
Remove sulfur or sulfur compounds from (a substance).
Example sentences
  • A recent innovation desulfurizes the paste, produces lead carbonate, recovers sodium sulfate crystals, and recycles the H 2 O.
  • Magnesium treatment desulphurises the iron to below 0,02% before alloying with the iron, and for economic reasons the sulphur content should be as low as possible.
  • Mutant strains that were unable to desulphurize aromatic or aliphatic sulphonates in vitro showed a different effect on plant growth: strain SN36, deficient in the asfA gene; strain SN34, deficient in the ssuE gene.

Derivatives

desulfurization

Pronunciation: /dēˌsəlfərəˈzāSHən/ /dēˌsəlfəˌrīˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • A more recent application of formic acid is for pH regulation of flue gas desulfurization.
  • For the Tarfaya core samples, the polar fractions were first treated by Raney Nickel desulphurization, to release sulphur-bound hydrocarbons, followed by column separation and hydrogenation of the apolar tractions to yield phytane.
  • Developments in secondary steelmaking such as desulphurization, vacuum degassing, and argon shrouding have enabled better control of steel chemistry and the effective use of microalloyed elements.

desulfurizer

noun
Example sentences
  • It is used as an oxygen scavenger and desulfurizer in the manufacture of nickel and copper alloys, as a desulfurizer in the iron and steel industry; and as a reducing agent in the production of beryllium and titanium.
  • The efflorescence and sintering of desulfurizer had not been found through checking after examinatorial test.
  • Furthermore, sulphur is not a poison in these systems, but a fuel - so there is no desulphuriser needed.

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Syllabification: de·sul·fu·rize

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