Bayer process


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

Word History


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

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“Bayer process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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