de·​sul·​fur·​i·​za·​tion (ˌ)dē-ˌsəl-fər-ə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce desulfurization (audio)
: the removal of sulfur or sulfur compounds (as from coal or flue gas)
desulfurize transitive verb

Examples of desulfurization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cost-benefit ratio of desulfurization technologies was key to solving acid rain. Hannah Ritchie, Scientific American, 25 Oct. 2023 For instance, recent policies encourage desulfurization and other filtering technology in power plants. David Kirby, Discover Magazine, 17 Mar. 2011 There's also flue gas desulfurization gypsum, also known as FGD gypsum, which is left over when utilities use scrubbers to reduce emissions during the coal burning process. Isabelle Chapman, CNN, 7 Dec. 2021 McCourt said fitting Matimba with a flue-gas desulfurization plant wouldn’t considerably improve air quality. Antony Sguazzin,, 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, 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, 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, 23 Mar. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of desulfurization was in 1854

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“Desulfurization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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