Pidgeon process


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Pidgeon process

[′pij·ən ‚präs·əs]
(metallurgy)
A method for producing magnesium from calcined dolomite by reduction with ferrosilicon. Also known as ferrosilicon process; silicothermic process.
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The existing operations produce magnesium using the Pidgeon process. However, the operations are licensed to expand output to 105,000tpa, which would make it one of the world's largest magnesium producers, and studies have been completed which augur well for a major expansion of its magnesium operations in a modular form largely by replicating the existing plant.
More than five US plants were soon using the Pidgeon process, and their staff had been trained in Canada.