catalytic cracker(redirected from Cracking (chemistry))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
An oil refinery unit in which the cracking of petroleum takes place in the presence of a catalyst.
(Chemical Engineering) a unit in an oil refinery in which mineral oils with high boiling points are converted to fuels with lower boiling points by a catalytic process. Often shortened to: cat cracker
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||catalytic cracker - a chemical reactor for converting oils with high boiling points into fuels with lower boiling points in the presence of a catalyst|
chemical reactor - an apparatus for holding substances that are undergoing a chemical reaction