deoxidizer

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deoxidizer

[dē′äk·sə‚dīz·ər]
(chemistry)
Any substance which reduces the amount of oxygen in a substance, especially a metal, or reduces oxide compounds. Also known as deoxidant.
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The film absorbs almost all of the oxygen contained within a sealed package eliminating the need for the addition of a separate deoxidizing agent.
These products are used as a deoxidizing agent in both integrated and electric arc furnace steel production.
The plant is a secondary recycling plant that processes scrap aluminum into a deoxidizing agent used by the steel industry.