caustic cracking

caustic cracking

[′kȯ·stik ′krak·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
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The acid bake residue is subject to caustic cracking, leaching and then recovery and precipitation of the rare earths, ZrO2, Nb2O5 and Ta2O5.