Steffen process

noun

Stef·​fen process
ˈstefən-
: a process for recovering sugar from beet molasses by adding powdered lime to precipitate the sugar as calcium sucrate

Word History

Etymology

probably from Steffen, name of its inventor

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“Steffen process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Steffen%20process. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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