arc furnace

noun
a furnace in which heat is generated by an electric arc.
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arc furnace
 
n
a furnace in which the charge is heated by an electric arc

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Principal emission sources are electric arc furnace and reheat furnace.
In this process, calcined kaolin is melted in an electric arc furnace.
Melting in an electric arc furnace is accomplished by conversion of electrical energy to heat.
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