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To remove oxygen from its chemical combination.
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A good charge composition is 50% sprue, 40% scrap steel, an amount of pig iron sufficient to lower Mn, silicon carbide (SiC) to deoxidize, and crushed carbon electrodes for carbon and nucleation of graphite.
It is standard practice for foundries to deoxidize the melt with the addition of aluminum.