deoxidize


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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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When the flux is melted a slag is formed in the arc burning zone, Si and Mn from it's content deoxidize welding bath metal and assure necessary metallurgical processes.
Most foundries routinely use 1-2 oz phosphorus copper shot per 100 lb melt to deoxidize red brasses and tin bronzes.