electrochemical cleaning

electrochemical cleaning

[i‚lek·trō′kem·ə·kəl ′klēn·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Removing soil by the chemical action caused or sustained by a current of electricity in an electrolyte. Also known as electrolytic cleaning.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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