basic oxygen process

a high-speed method of steelmaking in which oxygen of high purity is blown through an oxygen lance at high velocity onto the surface of a bath containing steel scrap and molten pig iron within a vessel with a basic lining (basic oxygen furnace).

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  • basic-oxygen process — basic( oxygen) process noun A steelmaking process in which oxygen is blown at high pressure through molten pig iron • • • Main Entry: ↑basic …   Useful english dictionary

  • basic(-oxygen) process — noun A steelmaking process in which oxygen is blown at high pressure through molten pig iron ● basic …   Useful english dictionary

  • basic oxygen process — n. a process for refining steel in which oxygen is blown into the molten iron …   English World dictionary

  • basic oxygen process — a high speed method of steelmaking in which oxygen of high purity is blown through an oxygen lance at high velocity onto the surface of a bath containing steel scrap and molten pig iron within a vessel with a basic lining (basic oxygen furnace).… …   Universalium

  • basic oxygen process — noun a steel making process in which carbon and other impurities are burned away from iron by a jet of oxygen in a retort lined with a basic refractory …   English new terms dictionary

  • Basic oxygen steelmaking — ( BOS, BOF, Linz Donawitz Verfahren, LD converter ) is a method of steelmaking in which carbon rich molten iron is made into steel. The process is an improvement over the historically important Bessemer process. The LD converter is named after… …   Wikipedia

  • Basic oxygen furnace — A basic oxygen furnace, also known as an LD converter , is the place within an integrated steel mill where molten iron from the blast furnace is changed into liquid steel. LD is short for Linz Donawitz, the names of the two towns in Austria, near …   Wikipedia

  • basic process — noun : a process (as in steelmaking) carried on in a furnace lined with basic material (as magnesite, dolomite, lime, or iron oxide) and under a slag that is dominantly basic opposed to acid process; compare bessemer process * * * basic( oxygen)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • basic — /bay sik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or forming a base; fundamental: a basic principle; the basic ingredient. 2. Chem. a. pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a base. b. not having all of the hydroxyls of the base replaced by the acid… …   Universalium

  • process — processual /pro sesh ooh euhl/ or, esp. Brit, /proh /, adj. /pros es/; esp. Brit. /proh ses/, n., pl. processes /pros es iz, euh siz, euh seez / or, esp. Brit., /proh ses , proh seuh /, v., adj. n. 1. a systematic series of actions directed to… …   Universalium

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