Used in the thermal decomposition
of heavy (high molecular weight
to smaller (low molecular weight
; high pressures of hydrogen and a special catalyst
are employed. Sulfur compounds in the fuel are reduced to H2S
, and the final hydrocarbon product can be obtained relatively sulfur-free.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2195
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