a process of producing steel, in which impurities are removed by forcing a blast of air through molten iron.
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How to use Bessemer process in a sentence
Nothing but books, and literally tons of them on everything from languages to philosophy, from farming to the Bessemer process.Tillie | Roger Phillips Graham
The Bessemer process makes enormous masses of steel and makes it very cheaply; but it has one fault—it is too quick.Diggers in the Earth | Eva March Tappan
But there was nothing to be compared with the solid steel article which the Bessemer process produced.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie | Andrew Carnegie
Further purification is commonly carried on by a process very similar to the Bessemer process for steel.An Elementary Study of Chemistry | William McPherson
The Bessemer process was used much more extensively upon the Continent than in this country in the manufacture of castings.
British Dictionary definitions for Bessemer process
(formerly) a process for producing steel by blowing air through molten pig iron at about 1250°C in a Bessemer converter: silicon, manganese, and phosphorus impurities are removed and the carbon content is controlled
a similar process for removing sulphur and iron from copper matte
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Scientific definitions for Bessemer process
A method for making steel by forcing compressed air through molten iron to burn out carbon and other impurities.
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