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an industrial process for making steel using a Bessemer converter to blast air through molten iron and thus burning the excess carbon and impurities
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However, the Bessemer Process could not remove phosphorus which makes steel brittle and thus the process was still-born.
It was only in 1875 with the Thomas or Basic Bessemer Process, involving the use of a basic refractory and basic flux, that phosphorus could be removed in bulk steelmaking.
Columbia started in a block-long building and melted steel using the coal-fired Bessemer process