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deoxidize

[dē′äk·sə‚dīz]
(chemistry)
To remove oxygen by any of several processes.
To reduce from the state of an oxide.
(metallurgy)
To remove an oxide film from a metal surface.
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However, with the lean mixture, the exhaust gas becomes oxygen-rich and the excess oxygen interferes with the deoxidization of NOx.
Once deoxidization has been completed, the ladle is removed from the vacuum chamber and the molten iron is inoculated and proceeds to the pouring line.
Mg is commonly used in Ni alloys such as Monel for deoxidization purposes.