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Acheson process

Definition of the noun acheson process

What does acheson process mean as a name of something?


  1. an industrial process for making graphite by heating a mixture of coke and clay
    • lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
    • more generic term: industrial process = a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something


The Acheson process is a process to synthesize graphite and silicon carbide, named after its inventor Edward Goodrich Acheson.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

Acheson process 6 Acheson process An industrial process for the manufacture of graphite by heating coke mixed with clay. The reaction involves the production of silicon carbide, which loses silicon at 4150 C to leave graphite. The process ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemical Engineering (2014)

by Carl Schaschke

Acheson process where s is the distance moved by the body. In the case ofmotion in a circle, the acceleration is v r 2 / and directed to the centre ofthe circle ofradius r. acceleration due to gravity (Symbol g) The acceleration experienced by a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

Acheson process An industrial process for the manufacture of graphite by heating coke mixed with clay. The reaction involves the production of silicon carbide, which loses silicon at 4150°C to leave graphite. The process was patented in 1896 ...

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary Of Chemistry (1999)

by Anand Dhingra

ACHESON PROCESS : An industrial method developed by Edward Goodrich Acheson for manufacture of graphite by heating silicon carbide at a very high temperature of about 4420K. ACHIRAL : A molecule which contains no chiral centre ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology (2006)

The Whys and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology by Alexander Senning

and -ase acetylene C2H2, derived from 2acetyl and -ene – referring to the formal derivation of C2H2 by hydrogen abstraction from the radical C2H3 AChE an abbreviation for acetylcholinesterase Acheson process named for the US inventor ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2013)

by Ian J. McColm

Acheson process. Noun. An industrial process for the manufacture of graphite and/or silicon carbide by heating coke and clay mixtures in an arc furnace. First SiC is prepared which loses silicon at 4,150 °C to yield graphite. Patented in 1896.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

carbon The industrial demand for graphite is such that it is manufactured in large quantities using the Acheson process in which coke and small amounts of asphalt or clay are raised to high temperatures. Large quantities of impure carbon are ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistery (2010)

by R. P. Gupta

Acheson Process See Carbon. Achiral The molecule of a compound which is not optically active. Aehromatic Indicators The substance which give a grey end point and generally find application in the titration of turbid liquid. Acid A substance ...

Google previewMachinery's Encyclopedia (1917)

A Work of Reference Covering Practical Mathematics and Mechanics, Machine Design, Machine Construction and Operation, Electrical, Gas, Hydraulic, and Steam Power Machinery, Metallurgy, and Kindred Subjects in the Engineering Field by Erik Oberg, Franklin Day Jones

The method of making silicon carbide —— the abrasive used in carborundum grinding wheels — by the electric process has, after the inventor, been named the “Acheson process." Carborundum is produced from quartz and carbon, these ...

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