Arc furnace

Arc furnace,

Definition of Arc furnace:

  1. Steel furnace in which heat is generated by passing electric current either between an electrode and the scrap metal (used instead of ore), or between two electrodes.

  2. A furnace that uses an electric arc as a heat source, especially for steelmaking.

How to use Arc furnace in a sentence?

  1. Silicon dioxide (silica, the compound that forms quartz, glass, and beach sand) is melted with charcoal in an arc furnace to reduce it to elemental silicon.

Meaning of Arc furnace & Arc furnace Definition