hydrodesulfurization

or hy·dro·de·sul·phur·i·za·tion

[hahy-droh-dee-suhl-fyer-uh-zey-shuh n, -fer-uh-]

noun

desulfurization by catalytic agents of the sulfur-rich hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum or the like during cracking or hydrocracking.

Nearby words

  1. hydrocracker,
  2. hydrocracking,
  3. hydrocyanic,
  4. hydrocyanic acid,
  5. hydrocyst,
  6. hydrodiuril,
  7. hydrodynamic,
  8. hydrodynamicist,
  9. hydrodynamics,
  10. hydroelastic suspension

Also especially British, hydrodesulphurisation.

Origin of hydrodesulfurization

First recorded in 1945–50; hydro-2 + desulfurization

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