horizontal retort process

horizontal retort process

[‚här·ə′zänt·əl ′rē‚tȯrt ‚prä·səs]
(metallurgy)
A zinc-smelting process that employs vast, honeycomblike batteries of fireclay or silicon-carbide retorts set horizontally in a gas- or coal-fired furnace. Also known as Belgian retort process.
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