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Oct 21 2010
1 Aluminium - (Deville process, Bayer process, Hall-Héroult process, Wöhler process) 23265
2 Gold - (Bacterial oxidation, Parkes process) 22786
3 Hydrogen - (Steam reforming, Water Gas Shift Reaction) 21673
4 Ammonia, used in fertilizer & explosives - (Haber process) 16877
5 Sulfuric acid - (Lead chamber process, Contact process) 13929
6 Silver - (Patio process, Parkes process) 12969
7 Nickel - (Mond process) 11891
8 Lead (and Bismuth) - (Betts electrolytic process, Betterton-Kroll process) 11737
9 Chlorine, used in chemicals - (Chloralkali process, Weldon process) 11711
10 Salt - (Alberger process, Grainer evaporation process) 10268
11 Titanium - (Hunter process, Kroll process) 10212
12 Nitric acid - (Ostwald process) 8038
13 Semiconductor crystals - (Bridgeman technique, Czochralski process) 7329
14 Fat - (Rendering) 7202
15 Sodium carbonate, used for soap - (Leblanc process, Solvay process, Leblanc-Deacon process) 7128
16 Paper - (Pulping, Kraft process, Fourdrinier machine) 6602
17 Bayer process - the extraction of aluminium from ore 6488
18 Bromine - (Dow process) 6093
19 Fertilizer - (Nitrophosphate process) 5718
20 Chemical engineering 4304
21 Soldering, Brazing, Welding - a process for joining metals 2995
22 Smelting - chemically enhancing metals 2598
23 Zirconium - (Hunter process, Kroll process, Crystal bar process, Iodide process) 2435
24 Casting - shaping of a liquid material by pouring it into moulds and letting it solidify 2393
25 Mass production 2236
26 Blast furnace - produced cast iron 2099
27 Forging - the shaping of metal by use of heat and hammer 1905
28 Work hardening - adding strength to metals, alloys, etc. 1741
29 Bessemer process 1696
30 Cracking (chemistry) - the generic term for breaking up the larger molecules. 1631
31 Sintering, Powder metallurgy - the making of objects from metal or ceramic powder 1603
32 Die cutting - A "forme" or "die" is pressed onto a flat material to cut, score, punch and otherwise shape the material. 1299
33 Alkylation - refining of crude oil 1175
34 Machining - the mechanical cutting and shaping of metal 1127
35 Electric arc furnace 1013
36 Gilding, Electroplating, Anodization, Electrowinning - depositing a material on an electrode 1000
37 Scrubber - removing of pollution from exhaust gases 955
38 Transesterification - organic chemicals 782
39 Precipitation hardening - heat treatment used to strengthen malleable materials 710
40 Case hardening, Differential hardening, Shot peening - creating a wear resistant surface 697
41 Froth flotation, flotation process - separating minerals through floatation 491
42 Basic oxygen steelmaking, Linz-Donawitz process 472
43 Olefin metathesis, Thermal depolymerization 448
44 Hydroforming - a tube of metal is expanded into a mould under pressure 410
45 Compression molding 395
46 Chloralkali process, Weldon process - for producing chlorine and sodium hydroxide 362
47 Crucible steel 301
48 Electropolishing - the reverse of electroplating 296
49 Comminution - reduces the size of physical particles (it exists between crushing and grinding) 241
50 Electrophoretic deposition - electrolytic deposition of colloidal particles in a liquid medium 206
51 Ostwald process - produces nitric acid 206
52 Liquefaction of gases - for ease of transportation 202
53 Cumene process - making phenol and acetone from benzene 179
54 Progressive stamping - the production of components from a strip or roll 168
55 Cementation process 144
56 Supercritical drying, Freeze drying - removal of excess liquid 131
57 Metallizing, Plating, Spin coating - the generic term for giving non-metals a metallic coating 100
58 Alberger process, Grainer evaporation process - produces salt from brine 97
59 Lead chamber process, Contact process - production of sulfuric acid 85
60 Mond process - nickel 76
61 Nitrophosphate process - a number of similar process for producing fertilizer 71
62 Electrotyping - using electroplating to produce printing plates 68
63 Pidgeon process - produces magnesium, reducing the oxide using silicon 67
64 Frasch process - for extracting molten sulfur <!-- see: Sulfur#Spelling --> from the ground 65
65 Hunter process, Kroll process - produces titanium and zirconium 65
66 Raschig process, Ketazine process, Peroxide process - part of the process to produce nylon 59
67 Pyroprocessing - using heat to chemically combine materials, such as in cement. 53
68 Flash smelting - a refinement on smelting, for sulfur-containing ores (produces copper, nickel and lead) 53
69 Crystal bar process, Iodide process - produces zirconium 52
70 Girdler sulfide process - for making heavy water 50
71 Electrolytic process - the generic process of using electrolysis 46
72 Electrofocusing - similar to electroplating, but separating molecules 40
73 Burton process - cracking of hydrocarbons 35
74 Dow process - produces bromine from brine 24
75 Bacterial oxidation - used to produce gold 22
76 Formox process - the oxidation of methanol to produce formaldehyde. 12
77 Rubber - (Vulcanization) 5
78 Heavy Water, used to refine radioactive products - (Girdler sulfide process) < 5
79 Steam reforming, Water Gas Shift Reaction - produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide from methane or hydrogen and carbon dioxide from water and carbon monoxide < 5
80 Vacuum metalising - a finishing process < 5
81 Tumble polishing - for polishing < 5
82 Industrial rendering - the separation of fat from bone and protein < 5
83 Catalan forge, Open hearth furnace, Bloomery, Siemens regenerative furnace - produced wrought iron < 5
84 Disinfection - chemical treatment to kill bacteria and viruses < 5
85 Direct Reduction - produced direct reduced iron < 5
86 Sandblasting - cleaning of a surface using sand or other particles < 5
87 Solvent extraction - dissolving one substance in another < 5
88 Friedel-Crafts reaction, Kolbe-Schmitt reaction < 5
89 FFC Cambridge Process < 5

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