demethanization

demethanization

[dē‚meth·ən·ə′zā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
The process of distillation in which methane is separated from the heavier components. Also known as demethanation.
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Aromatic polycyclic structures begin to form at about 500[degrees]C due to demethanization and dehydrogenetion (Okabe et al.