Bayer process

noun Bay·er process \ˈbā-ər-, ˈbī-\

Definition of Bayer process

  1. :  a process for producing alumina from bauxite by digesting it in hot sodium hydroxide solution

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Origin and Etymology of bayer process

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

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