Definition of ferrosilicon in English:


Syllabification: fer·ro·sil·i·con
Pronunciation: /ˌferōˈsilikən, -ˌkän


  • An alloy of iron and silicon used in the production of steel and some types of iron.
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    • In the second process, the ore is converted to magnesium oxide, which is then treated with the alloy ferrosilicon.
    • One of the most common silicon-iron alloys, for example, is ferrosilicon.
    • The majority of such iron is made by treatment with ferrosilicon containing 5 or 10% magnesium.

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