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ferrochromium

[fer-oh-kroh-mee-uh m] /ˌfɛr oʊˈkroʊ mi əm/
noun
1.
a ferroalloy containing up to 70 percent chromium.
Also, ferrochrome
[fer-uh-krohm] /ˈfɛr əˌkroʊm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of ferrochromium
1875-1880
1875-80; ferro- + chromium
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Examples from the web for ferrochromium
  • ferrochromium-ferrochromium production is electrical energy intensive.
  • Most chromite ore is smelted in an electric arc furnace to produce ferrochromium for use by the metallurgical industry.
  • Stainless steel manufacture is the major end use of ferrochromium.
  • The ferrochromium industry developed in close proximity to the stainless steel industry.
  • ferrochromium alloy is used in the production of high quality stainless steel.
  • Most chromite ore was smelted in electric arc furnaces to produce ferrochromium for use by the metallurgical industry.
  • Chromite ore is smelted to make ferrochromium, a chromium-iron alloy that results from the removal of oxygen from chromite.
  • Mortality and incidence of tumours tumours among ferrochromium workers among ferrochromium workers.
  • Declines were projected for ferrochromium, ferrosilicon, and pig iron.
British Dictionary definitions for ferrochromium

ferrochromium

/ˌfɛrəʊˈkrəʊmɪəm/
noun
1.
an alloy of iron and chromium (60–72 per cent), used in the production of very hard steel
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