cracking of petroleum


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Related to cracking of petroleum: Petroleum coke, Petroleum Refining

cracking of petroleum:

see petroleumpetroleum,
oily, flammable liquid that occurs naturally in deposits, usually beneath the surface of the earth; it is also called crude oil. It consists principally of a mixture of hydrocarbons, with traces of various nitrogenous and sulfurous compounds.
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New Delhi [India], July 16 ( ANI ): The Petroleum Ministry on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is in favour of a ban on the import of petroleum coke, a solid non-volatile carbon residue left after the distillation and cracking of petroleum.
In the catalytic cracking of petroleum fractions, carbonaceous materials gradually accumulate on the surface of the catalyst.
In 1912 the first continuous distillation refinery was built and in 1913 thermal cracking of petroleum fractions was discovered and its chemical byproducts became useful.