thermal reforming

thermal reforming

[′thər·məl ri′fȯrm·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
A petroleum refining process using heat (but no catalyst) to effect molecular rearrangement of a low-octane naphtha to form high-octane motor gasoline.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.