fused-salt electrolysis

fused-salt electrolysis

[¦fyüzd ¦sȯlt i‚lek′trä·lə·səs]
(physical chemistry)
Electrolysis with use of purified fused salts as raw material and as an electrolyte.
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These were created as marketing materials by China's fluoride export industry: Uses: It's mainly used as a flux in the aluminum smelting by fused-salt electrolysis; also an opalizer in the manufacture of enamel; an opacifier and auxiliary solvent of glass and enamel; an insecticide of crops; a flux in aluminum alloy casting; and in the production of ferrous alloy and effervescing steel; as well as a wear-resistant filler for resin and rubber-boned abrasive wheels.