Stetefeldt furnace

noun
Stet·​e·​feldt furnace | \ ˈstetəˌfelt- \

Definition of Stetefeldt furnace

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

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History and Etymology for Stetefeldt furnace

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

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“Stetefeldt furnace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stetefeldt%20furnace. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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