inhibitor sweetening

inhibitor sweetening

[in′hib·əd·ər ‚swēt·ən·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
Petroleum-refinery treating process to sweeten gasoline (convert mercaptans to disulfides) of low mercaptan content; uses a phenylenediamine inhibitor, air, and caustic.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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