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Reverberatory furnace: Quiz


Question 1: The ________, introduced by Henry Cort in the 1780s to replace the older finery process, was also a variety of reverberatory furnace.
SteelBlast furnaceWrought ironPuddling (metallurgy)

Question 2: Reverberatory furnaces (in this context, usually called air furnaces) were formerly also used for melting brass, ________, and pig iron for foundry work.

Question 3: Process ________ determines the optimum relationship between the fuel and the material, among other variables.
ChemistryPeriodic tableInorganic chemistryElectrochemistry

Question 4: A reverberatory furnace is a metallurgical or process furnace that isolates the material being processed from contact with the fuel, but not from contact with ________ gases.
CombustionInternal combustion engineOxygenFire

Question 5: For example cast iron can be puddled in an oxidizing atmosphere to convert it to the lower-carbon mild steel or ________.
Wrought ironStainless steelBlast furnaceCrucible steel

Question 6: The first reverberatory furnaces were perhaps in the medieval period, and were used for melting ________ for casting bells.

Question 7: The term reverberation is used here in a generic sense of rebounding or reflecting, not in the ________ sense of echoing.
Classical mechanicsAcousticsThermodynamicsOptics

Question 8: Control of the fuel/air balance can alter the exhaust gas chemistry toward either an ________ or a reducing mixture, and thus alter the chemistry of the material being processed.

Question 9: The brightly visible flames (due to the substantial volatile component) give more radiant heat transfer than ________ or charcoal.
Appalachian MountainsUnited StatesAnthraciteUnited Kingdom


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