Pyrogenic Processes

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Pyrogenic Processes

 

methods used in industrial technology for high-temperature processing of organic raw materials. Because of the variety of pyrogenic processes, the term is used only infrequently and is usually replaced by the name of the specific thermal process, such as coking and semicoking of coals and carbonaceous shale, pyrolysis of petroleum raw material, cracking, and thermal degradation of polymers.

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