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iron sponge

noun, Metallurgy
Origin of iron sponge
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When the bed became completely spent, it was necessary to manually remove and dispose of the iron sponge.
  • First, a moisture trap and iron sponge remove hydrogen sulfide.
  • Two of the grant recipients have installed an iron sponge to remove hydrogen sulfide from the biogas.
  • The proposed amine unit supplemented the previously permitted iron sponge.
  • Seep gas is also processed through the iron sponge, compressed, and metered into the sales gas pipeline.

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