Translation of blast furnace in Spanish:

blast furnace

alto horno, n.


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    alto horno masculine
    • The traditional method for extracting pure iron from its ore is to heat the ore in a blast furnace with limestone and coke.
    • The roasting process uses oxygen in a blast furnace to convert the metal sulfide into the metal or the metal oxide plus sulfur dioxide.
    • The explosion occurred when molten iron leaked from a blast furnace.
    • It was extremely hot, like standing in front of a blast furnace at a steel works.
    • At last it was now possible to use the gas, which was produced by the blast furnace in gigantic quantities in the process of smelting iron, to drive engines.