Bower-Barff process

Bow·​er-Barff process | \ ˈbau̇(ə)r¦bärf- \

Definition of Bower-Barff process

: a process for producing upon iron or steel an adhering coating of iron oxides to resist atmospheric corrosion

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History and Etymology for Bower-Barff process

after George and A.S.Bower and F.S.Barff, 19th century American engineers

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“Bower-Barff process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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