a process of producing steel, in which impurities are removed by forcing a blast of air through molten iron.
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Origin of Bessemer process
First recorded in 1855–60; after H. Bessemer
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(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
Word Origin for Bessemer process
C19: named after Sir Henry Bessemer (1813–98), English engineer
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A method for making steel by forcing compressed air through molten iron to burn out carbon and other impurities.
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