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Chemical industry

Word Definition
Ore a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
Oil refining
Biofuel A wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.
Scrap iron Iron to be melted again and reworked
Mineral A mineral is a naturally occurring solid chemical substance that is formed through geological processes and that has a characteristic chemical composition, a highly ordered atomic structure, and specific physical properties.
Steel Alloy of mostly iron and carbon
Smelt extract metals by heating
Blast furnace a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air
coke carbon fuel produced by distillation of coal
slag the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals. Used for road making and manufacture of cement.
pig iron Impure (contains 4-5% carbon, 1-2% silicon, and e.g. manganese, phosphorus, and sulfur)
tuyere pipe through which air is blown into a furnace
alloy Homogenous mixture of metals or mixture of a non-metal and metal (metal in higher proportion)
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