n.1.The act of depriving of bitumen.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Thermal debituminization of the fossilized organic matter of kerogen and kerogen-like formations can also be significantly accelerated in the presence of solvents, and not only water but many other solvents can be successfully used in thermosolvolytical extraction and thermochemical conversion processes of fossilized and renewable high-molecular organic matter [7-12].
As the extent of kerogen debituminization was high and that of thermobitumen decomposition low, in liquid benzene-soluble products also the maximums at [C.sub.16] and [C.sub.17] are unlooked-for kukersite kerogen destruction products; significantly higher concentrations of [C.sub.18]-[C.sub.24] and extremely low ones of [C.sub.5]-[C.sub.12] were recorded compared with kukersite semicoking oil.
High-molecular primary fragments from kerogen debituminization are rather submitted to further conversion than dissolved and retained in superheated surroundings.