bauxite treating

bauxite treating

[′bȯk‚sīt ‚trēd·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
A catalytic petroleum process in which a vaporized petroleum fraction is passed through beds of bauxite; conversion of many different sulfur compounds, particularly mercaptans into hydrogen sulfide, takes place.
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