deoxidize


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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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Simultaneously, argon gas is introduced through a porous plug in the bottom of the ladle to stir and deoxidize the molten steel.
Excessive use of ground water may cause high levels of alkaline minerals in soils as in the western United States; the bicarbonate ammonium carbonate not only neutralizes alkaline species but also deoxidizes salt into stable compounds like water and calcium carbonate.
In turn, the hot carbon monoxide deoxidizes and melts the iron ore to produce liquid pig iron.
It is, evidently, connected with high vapor pressure of calcium, which deoxidizes not just slag and the metal, but also gas phase, while aluminium deoxidizes only slag and metal melts.