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py·rol·y·sis

 (pī-rŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Decomposition or transformation of a compound caused by heat.

py′ro·lyt′ic (-rə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
py′ro·lyt′i·cal·ly adv.
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pyrolysis

(paɪˈrɒlɪsɪs)
n
1. (Chemistry) the application of heat to chemical compounds in order to cause decomposition
2. (Chemistry) chemical decomposition of compounds caused by high temperatures
pyrolytic adj
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py•rol•y•sis

(paɪˈrɒl ə sɪs)

n.
1. the subjection of organic compounds to very high temperatures.
2. the resulting decomposition.
[1885–90]
py`ro•lyt′ic (-rəˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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pyrolysis

the chemical process of decomposition under the effect of heat. — pyrolitic, adj.
See also: Heat
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pyrolysis

The decomposition of a substance by heat.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyrolysis - transformation of a substance produced by the action of heat
transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
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Translations
pirólise

pyrolysis

n (Chem) → Pyrolyse f
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pyrolysis

[paɪˈrɒlɪsɪs] npirolisi f
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Slow, fast, and flash pyrolysis are the three main methods used in the degradation of LCBM according to the pyrolytic conditions.
According to [1] that studied SS flash pyrolysis in a conical spouted bed reactor at 600[degrees]C, the gas mixture composition is as follows: 35% of C[O.sub.2], 23% of CO, 23% of [H.sub.2], and 24% of [C.sub.1]-[C.sub.4].
Molecular analysis of Sulphur-rich brown coals by flash pyrolysis - gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, The Type 111-S kerogen.
Snape, "Simple off-line flash pyrolysis procedure with in situ silylation for the analysis of hydroxybenzenes in humic acids and coals," Journal of Chromatography A, vol.
Flash pyrolysis processes thermally convert biomass materials to produce a liquid fuel, generally referred to as bio-oil.
The researchers came to their conclusions by simulating what happens to micro-meteorites as they entered the atmosphere, using a technique called flash pyrolysis to heat rock fragments that were identical to micro-meteorites to 1000 degrees Celsius.
The right function of flash pyrolysis reactor is controlled by extremely fast heat supply (approx.
Numerous pyrolysis methods and facilities have been applied for BM liquefaction since 1990 such as slow pyrolysis, low-temperature pyrolysis, vacuum pyrolysis, entrained-flow pyrolysis, fast pyrolysis, flash pyrolysis, vortex ablative pyrolysis, mill pyrolysis, fluid-bed pyrolysis, pyrolysis with partial combustion, and updraft fixed-bed pyrolysis [10].
Flash pyrolysis and pyrolysis in a solid heat carrier unit
Continuous thermochemical conversion of reed in a flash pyrolysis system at 450-800[degrees]C revealed that C2H6 is favoured at the expense of [C.sub.2][H.sub.4] in the presence of [K.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] [12].
Flash pyrolysis and in situ methylation of humic acids from soil.