Frasch process

\ ˈfräsh- \
variants: or Frasch method

Definition of Frasch process

: a method of mining deep-lying sulfur by forcing into the deposit very hot water and pumping out the sulfur thereby melted

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History and Etymology for Frasch process

after Herman Frasch †1914 American chemist born in Germany, its inventor

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“Frasch process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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