chamber process

noun

Definition of chamber process

1 : a process of making sulfuric acid in which sulfur dioxide is oxidized by moist air with nitrogen oxides as catalyst in a series of lead-lined chambers — see gay-lussac tower , glover tower
2 : a process of making basic carbonate white lead in which lead strips are exposed to carbon dioxide, moist air, and acetic acid vapor in brick chambers

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First Known Use of chamber process

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Chamber process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chamber%20process. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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