chemical flux

chemical flux

[′kem·ə·kəl ′fləks]
(chemistry)
In a chemical reaction, the amount of a given substance per unit volume transformed per unit time. Also known as chemiflux.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Hearth--The hearth floor, ramps and charging sills must be resistant to molten metal penetration, chemical flux attack and take the physical abuse during charging and cleaning.
Major sources include absorption from the atmosphere, products of fossil fuel decomposition (hydrocarbons), adherent condensation on dirty tools, chemical flux materials and alloy additives.
On aluminum bronzes, phosphorus bronzes and some red brasses, crushed glass or proprietary chemical flux covers were used.
Although chemical flux may cause considerable damage to exposed refractory, it can be helpful in some instances, but patience is required because flux response is not always immediate and over application is almost always self-defeating.
Differences in chemical fluxes found in cores from Sites 417 and 418, drilled only 500 meters apart, show that the composition of the uppermost crust may be quite heterogeneous.