Definition of Bessemer process

1. Noun. An industrial process for making steel using a Bessemer converter to blast air through molten iron and thus burning the excess carbon and impurities; the first successful method of making steel in quantity at low cost.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bessemer Process

Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann syndrome
Besnoitia bennetti
Besnoitia besnoiti
Besnoitia tarandi
Bessel function
Bessel functions
Bessemer converter
Bessemer process
Bessemer steel
Bessemer steels
Bessera elegans
Besseya alpina
Bessie Smith
Bessy cerca
Best's carmine stain
Best's disease

Literary usage of Bessemer process

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1. Text-book of the Materials of Engineering by Herbert Fisher Moore, Harrison Frederick Gonnerman (1920)
"CHAPTER VIII THE MANUFACTURE OF STEEL BY THE bessemer process General Features.—Next to the open-hearth process the most widely used process for refining ..."

2. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"The basic bessemer process has been named after its inventors, the Thomas-Gilchrist, and the basic open hearth is generally spoken of as the basic. ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"... The bessemer process: Chemistry of the bessemer process; Thermal Phenomena of the Bessemer Blow; Working the bessemer process; Bessemer Plant: The Basic ..."

4. History of the Manufacture of Iron in All Ages: And Particularly in the by James Moore Swank (1892)
"THE bessemer process for the manufacture of steel consists in forcing streams of ... A distinguishing feature of the bessemer process consists in the entire ..."

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