What does basic oxygen process mean?

basic oxygen process meaning in Law Dictionary

metal making technique that eliminates impurities using blown air at high-pressure. Scrap is currently usable following this process.

basic oxygen process meaning in Business Dictionary

Modern metallic manufacturing strategy which oxygen is blown at high-pressure over the area of the molten pig-iron and scrap to burn off impurities. This procedure makes temperatures sufficient to permit huge amounts of scrap (typically 20-30 %) to be used.