Ziervogel process

noun

Zier·​vo·​gel process
ˈtsirˌfōgəl-
: a process of extracting silver from its ores by roasting them so as to convert it into sulfate, leaching with water to dissolve the sulfate, and precipitating the silver by means of scrap iron or other reagent

Word History

Etymology

probably after Ziervogel, 19th century German metallurgist

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“Ziervogel process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ziervogel%20process. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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