Bayer process

noun

Bay·​er process
ˈbā-ər-,
ˈbī-
: a process for producing alumina from bauxite by digesting it in hot sodium hydroxide solution

Word History

Etymology

translation of German Bayer-Prozess or Bayer-Verfahren, after Karl Josef Bayer †1904 Austrian chemist who developed it

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“Bayer process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bayer%20process. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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