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  1. smelting(Noun)

    The process of melting or fusion, especially to extract a metal from its ore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smelting

    of Smelt

  2. Smelting

    a. & n. from Smelt

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  1. Smelting

    Smelting is a form of extractive metallurgy; its main use is to produce a metal from its ore. This includes production of silver, iron, copper and other base metals from their ores. Smelting uses heat and a chemical reducing agent to decompose the ore, driving off other elements as gasses or slag and leaving just the metal behind. The reducing agent is commonly a source of carbon such as coke, or in earlier times charcoal. The carbon removes oxygen from the ore, leaving behind elemental metal. The carbon is thus oxidized in two stages, producing first carbon monoxide and then carbon dioxide. As most ores are impure, it is often necessary to use flux, such as limestone, to remove the accompanying rock gangue as slag. Plants for the electrolytic reduction of aluminium are also generally referred to as smelters. These do not melt aluminium oxide but instead dissolve it in aluminium fluoride. They normally use carbon electrodes, but novel smelter designs use electrodes that are not consumed in the process. The end product is molten aluminium.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smelting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smelting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of smelting in a Sentence

  1. Wood Mackenzie:

    Large smelting capacity for copper, zinc and lead is located in the target area and will need to either upgrade to meet new emission norms or face production curbs, cost pressure will likely increase. Our analysis on copper smelters shows up to 2.6 million tonnes a year capacity could be affected.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Whatever persons and subjects never become incredible and unique before a tedious and arduous process of life-struggles since as gold becomes jewelry after smelting in the fire and similarly stone through tools as a statue.

  3. Joshua Cheng:

    The lead levels found in Brooklyn backyards are often similar to areas where there has been past lead smelting activity, they’re comparable to Superfund sites.

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