Bessemer process

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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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He created the Bessemer process, which not only improved the initial steel-making process, but also created new technological and engineering innovations in the steel industry (Bonasia, 2009).
Ludwig was the son of Karl Wittgenstein, who, having made his fortune by improving the Bessemer process of making steel, is said to have been the richest man in the Europe of his day.
The Irish never truly passed through the fire of the blast furnace or the Bessemer Process.
In the early 1960s, basic oxygen process for steel manufacture was in place and the Bessemer process, furnace butt weld and lap weld pipe were discontinued.
BLISTER--The form of copper as it leaves the Bessemer process, so named because escpaing elements leave "blisters" on the surface.
David Jardini's "From Iron to Steel: The Recasting of the Jones and Laughlins Workforce between 1885 and 1896" presents a fascinating study of the industrial consequences of the shift from the puddling process for iron refining to the Bessemer process of steel production.
The introduction of new technologies such as the Bessemer process and, later, the open hearth furnace accelerated the pace at which labor was subdivided and work deskilled.