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deoxidize

Line breaks: de|oxi¦dize
Pronunciation: /diːˈɒksɪdʌɪz
 
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(also deoxidise)

Definition of deoxidize in English:

verb

[with object]
Remove combined oxygen from (a substance, usually a metal): the melt is deoxidized with ferrosilicon or aluminium
More example sentences
  • A second limey slag is used to remove sulphur and to deoxidise the metal in the furnace.
  • Aluminum, on the other hand, not only deoxidizes the steel, but also refines the grain size.
  • When the molten metal reaches 1260 o C, either calcium boride or lithium should be plunged into the molten bath to deoxidize the melt.

Derivatives

deoxidation

1
noun
Example sentences
  • In a vacuum furnace, carbon is an excellent deoxidizer, and the deoxidation product, carbon monoxide gas, is continuously removed under vacuum.
  • In some foundries in which combustion cannot be properly controlled, oxidizing fluxes are added during melting, followed by final deoxidation by phosphor copper.
  • Carbon steel can be classified, according to various deoxidation practices, as rimmed, capped, semi-killed, or killed steel.

deoxidizer

2
noun
Example sentences
  • In a vacuum furnace, carbon is an excellent deoxidizer, and the deoxidation product, carbon monoxide gas, is continuously removed under vacuum.
  • In tin bronze, phosphorus has traditionally been the deoxidizer, hence the name ‘phosphor bronzes’ for these alloys.
  • Most commercial steels contain about 0.5% manganese to serve as a deoxidizer and to tie up sulfur as manganese sulfide, thereby preventing the occurrence of hot-cracking.

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