basic slag

basic slag
noun Date: 1869 a slag low in silica and high in base-forming oxides that is used in the basic process of steelmaking and that is subsequently useful as a fertilizer

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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

  • basic slag — n. an alkaline slag that is formed while making steel, used as a fertilizer, in cement, etc …   English World dictionary

  • basic slag — noun slag produced in making steel; low in silica but having large amounts of calcium phosphate; useful as fertilizer • Hypernyms: ↑slag, ↑scoria, ↑dross * * * noun : a slag low in silica and high in base forming oxides; specifically : a slag… …   Useful english dictionary

  • basic slag — tomamilčiai statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Fosforo trąša (12–25% P₂O₅, 40–50% CaO, 5–15% SiO₂), plieno gamybos Tomaso būdu pašalinis produktas. atitikmenys: angl. basic slag; Thomas slag rus. томасшлак …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • basic slag — Metall. slag formed by the basic process of steelmaking, used as a furnace or converter lining or as a fertilizer. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • basic slag — /beɪsɪk ˈslæg/ (say baysik slag) noun non siliceous or base forming slag used for lining furnaces to remove impurities in pig iron during steelmaking …   Australian English dictionary

  • basic slag — artificial fertiliser containing phosphate; obtained as a by product of the steel manufacturing process …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Slag — is the by product of smelting ore to purify metals. They can be considered to be a mixture of metal oxides; however, they can contain metal sulfides (see also matte) and metal atoms in the elemental form. While slags are generally used as a waste …   Wikipedia

  • basic — [bā′sik] adj. 1. of, at, or forming a base; fundamental; essential 2. constituting a basis or introduction; elementary [basic military training] 3. a) Chem. of, having the nature of, or containing a base; alkaline b) designating, of, or resulting …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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