basic slag

basic slag
slag produced in making steel; low in silica but having large amounts of calcium phosphate; useful as fertilizer
Hypernyms: ↑slag, ↑scoria, ↑dross

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: a slag low in silica and high in base-forming oxides; specifically : a slag that is used to remove phosphorus and other elements from pig iron in the basic process of steelmaking and that contains sufficient phosphorus after such use to be used as a fertilizer

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slag formed by the basic process of steelmaking, used as a furnace or converter lining or as a fertilizer.

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basic slag noun
A by-product of the basic process, rich in lime and used as manure
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basic slag,
Metallurgy. a slag in which the ratio of bases to acids is comparatively high. It is produced during the basic process of manufacturing steel, and it is itself an important medium in this process. It is also a phosphate fertilizer of considerable agricultural value.

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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 — 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 — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 …  

  • 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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