desulfurization

noun
de·​sul·​fur·​i·​za·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌsəl-fər-ə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce desulfurization (audio) \

Definition of desulfurization

: the removal of sulfur or sulfur compounds (as from coal or flue gas)

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Other Words from desulfurization

desulfurize \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈsəl-​fər-​ˌīz How to pronounce desulfurize (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of desulfurization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McCourt said fitting Matimba with a flue-gas desulfurization plant wouldn’t considerably improve air quality. Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg.com, "South Africa’s Worst Polluter Eskom Wants Emission Exemptions," 11 Dec. 2019 The Allegheny County health department says fire in an electrical breaker panel shortly after 4:30 a.m. Monday shut down three control rooms, and two still down house equipment used to operate pollution controls, including desulfurization. Washington Post, "The Latest: Health authorities threaten US Steel shutdown," 17 June 2019 At this stage, our desulfurization method has not yet been used to refine large quantities of fuel, so next steps involve implementing engineering solutions and tweaking the chemistry for scale-up. Anton Alexandrovich Toutov, The Conversation, "Sulfur pollution from coal and gas is insanely bad – but a new chemistry innovation could clean it up," 23 Oct. 2019 The man, whose surname was given as Zhao, had overseen the shutdown of desulfurization equipment, the report said. Edward Wong, New York Times, "China to Plant ‘Green Necklace’ of Trees Around Beijing to Fight Smog," 23 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of desulfurization

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Desulfurization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desulfurization. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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