Definition of Arc furnace:
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.
A furnace that uses an electric arc as a heat source, especially for steelmaking.
How to use Arc furnace in a sentence?
- 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