electrothermal process

electrothermal process

[i¦lek·trō′thər·məl ′präs·əs]
(engineering)
Any process which uses an electric current to generate heat, utilizing resistance, arcs, or induction; used to achieve temperatures higher than can be obtained by combustion methods.
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Yellow phosphorus, an elemental form of phosphorus, is made from rock phosphate by electrothermal process.