Some articles on cracking:
... Ethylene is produced in the petrochemical industry by steam cracking ... and gas oils require at least two "quench towers" downstream of the cracking furnaces to recirculate pyrolysis-derived gasoline and process water ... When cracking a mixture of ethane and propane, only one water quench tower is required ...
More definitions of "cracking":
- (noun): The process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process).
- (adj): Very good.
Synonyms: bang-up, bully, corking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing
Famous quotes containing the word cracking:
“Humes doctrine was that the circumstances vary, the amount of happiness does not; that the beggar cracking fleas in the sunshine under a hedge, and the duke rolling by in his chariot; the girl equipped for her first ball, and the orator returning triumphant from the debate, had different means, but the same quantity of pleasant excitement.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and bad dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“A world is in flames, and you are cracking silly jokes.”
—Friedrich Dürrenmatt (19211990)