An alkaline slag that is formed while making steel, used as a fertilizer, in cement, etc.
Basic-slag Sentence Examples
A year or two later field trials were begun in England, with the final result that basic slag has become recognized as a valuable source of phosphorus for growing crops, and is now in constant demand for application to the soil as a fertilizer.
In a natural state it is obtained from bones, guano and wood ashes; and in an artificial condition from basic slag or Thomas's phosphate, coprolites and superphosphate of lime.
Further, an important part of the silicon may be removed in the mixer by keeping it very hot and covering the metal with a rather basic slag.
Now in an acid-lined converter the slag is necessarily acid, because even an initially basic slag would immediately corrode away enough of the acid lining to make itself acid.