phosphatic slag
Basic slag Basic slag A by-product from the manufacture of steel by the basic process, used as a fertilizer. It is rich in lime and contains 14 to 20 per cent of phosphoric acid. Called also {Thomas slag}, {phosphatic slag}, and {odorless phosphate}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Basic slag — A by product from the manufacture of steel by the basic process, used as a fertilizer. It is rich in lime and contains 14 to 20 per cent of phosphoric acid. Called also {Thomas slag}, {phosphatic slag}, and {odorless phosphate}. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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