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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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The FT-IR result shows that the effect of the deoxidization was very efficient at the crude oil velocity of 0.1mL/min.
The deoxidization of irons using Mg, aluminum (Al) or calcium (Ca) will increase the nucleation potential of an iron by providing oxides, sulfides or silicate particles that provide heterogeneous nuclei for the graphite formation.
Once deoxidization has been completed, the ladle is removed from the vacuum chamber and the molten iron is inoculated and proceeds to the pouring line.
Mg is commonly used in Ni alloys such as Monel for deoxidization purposes.