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catalytic cracking

Definition:
The refining process of breaking down the larger, heavier, and more complex hydrocarbon molecules into simpler and lighter molecules. Catalytic cracking is accomplished by the use of a catalytic agent and is an effective process for increasing the yield of gasoline from crude oil.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • fluid catalytic cracking
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/211110
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RDF/XMLCreated 2014-02-27, last modified 2019-07-22