hypochlorite sweetening

hypochlorite sweetening

[‚hī·pə′klȯr‚īt ′swet·ən·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
A petroleum refinery process to oxidize gasoline mercaptans by agitation with an aqueous, alkaline hypochlorite solution.
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