Houdry fixed-bed catalytic cracking
Houdry fixed-bed catalytic cracking[′hü·drē ¦fixt ¦bed ‚kad·əl¦id·ik ′krak·iŋ]
A cyclic, regenerable process for cracking of petroleum distillates to produce high-octane gasoline from higher-boiling petroleum fractions; synthetic or natural bead catalysts of activated hydrosilicate of alumina may be used. Also known as Houdry process.
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