Fluxing lime

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Description

Powdered lime (calcium oxide) or limestone (calcium carbonate) that is added to pig iron when it is smelted. The lime or limestone fuses with silica and alumina impurities producing a slag which floats to the top of the molten metal. The slag is readily removed leaving a purer, stronger iron behind.

Synonyms and Related Terms

fluxing stone

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