hydrodesulfurization

or hy·dro·de·sul·phur·i·za·tion

[ hahy-droh-dee-suhl-fyer-uh-zey-shuhn, -fer-uh- ]
/ ˌhaɪ droʊ diˌsʌl fyər əˈzeɪ ʃən, -fər ə- /

noun

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

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Also especially British, hydrodesulphurisation .

Origin of hydrodesulfurization

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