Definition of Blast furnace

1. Noun. A furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air.

Generic synonyms: Furnace
Group relationships: Steel Factory, Steel Mill, Steel Plant, Steelworks



Definition of Blast furnace

1. Noun. a furnace in which iron ore is smelted to iron; the process being intensified by a blast of hot air ¹

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Literary usage of Blast furnace

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1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"Blast-Furnace Operation. Peroxidation of Iron in blast furnaces. ... 8745 F. Fuel Economy in the blast furnace (La Valeur du Combustible dans les Fours à ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1890)
"blast furnace slags are, with pig iron, the ultimate products of the reduction of ... A blast furnace is as much a chemical apparatus as any that is used. ..."

3. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"Slag Viscosity Tables for Blast-furnace Work* BY AL FEILD, f AB, M. 8., ... data in the form of tables for the use of the blast-furnace operator. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1907)
"Thwaite (who was heard here yesterday on the subject of the application of blast-furnace gas for the production of power, of which he was undoubtedly the ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"By increasing the amount of fuel relatively to the ore smelted, a completely fluxed cost iron resulted, ron out as in the ordinary modern blast furnace ..."

6. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"Blast-Furnace Operation. Peroxidation of Iron in blast furnaces. ... 8745 F. Fuel Economy in the blast furnace (La Valeur du Combustible dans les Fours à ..."

7. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1890)
"blast furnace slags are, with pig iron, the ultimate products of the reduction of ... A blast furnace is as much a chemical apparatus as any that is used. ..."

8. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"Slag Viscosity Tables for Blast-furnace Work* BY AL FEILD, f AB, M. 8., ... data in the form of tables for the use of the blast-furnace operator. ..."

9. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1907)
"Thwaite (who was heard here yesterday on the subject of the application of blast-furnace gas for the production of power, of which he was undoubtedly the ..."

10. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"By increasing the amount of fuel relatively to the ore smelted, a completely fluxed cost iron resulted, ron out as in the ordinary modern blast furnace ..."

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