Stetefeldt furnace


Stet·​e·​feldt furnace
: a shaft furnace in which silver ores are desulfurized and chloridized by dropping them pulverized and mixed with salt through a heated atmosphere

Word History


after Charles A. Stetefeldt, 20th century American mining engineer, its inventor

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“Stetefeldt furnace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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