What does basic iron mean?

basic iron meaning in General Dictionary

pig-iron containing a top percentage of phosphorus; found in making metallic by a process that eliminates the phosphorus

Sentence Examples with the word basic iron

At the same time any lead, calcium, barium and strontium present are precipitated as sulphates; it is therefore advantageous to remove these metals by the preliminary addition of sulphuric acid, which also serves to keep any basic iron salts in solution.

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