vapor-phase reactor

vapor-phase reactor

[′vā·pər ¦fāz rē′ak·tər]
(chemical engineering)
A heavy steel vessel for carrying out chemical reactions on an industrial scale where efficient control over a vapor phase is needed, for example, in an oxidation process.
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