phosphorization

phosphorization

[‚fäs·fə·rə′zā·shən]
(geochemistry)
Impregnation or combination with phosphorus or a compound of phosphorus; for example, the diagenetic process of phosphatization.
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Scott said that the study also substantiated that several reactions can take place at the mold-metal interface, including: surface oxidation with consequent burn-on or penetration; carburization/decarburization, including removal of both graphite and carbon from austentite that otherwise would produce pearlite; and sulfurization and phosphorization of the casting surface when these elements were present in the binder.