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- Engineering : The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
- Chemistry : The science of matter, or of the electrical or electrostatical interactions of matter.
- Chemical engineering : The field of engineering that deals with industrial and natural processes involving the chemical, physical or biological transformation of matter or energy into forms useful for mankind, economically and safely without compromising the environment
- Environmental engineering : A field of engineering devoted to remediation of all forms of pollution.
- Air pollution : The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (air pollutants) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects.
- Air Quality Index : A number used by government agencies to characterize the quality of the ambient air at a given location.
- BTX : The acronym commonly used in the petroleum and petrochemical industries to refer to mixtures of the aromatic hydrocarbons benzene, toluene, and the three xylene isomers.
- Catalytic converter : Add brief definition or description
- Catalytic reforming : A catalytic chemical process that converts petroleum naphthas into high-octane gasoline components.
- Ethanol : The chemical alcohol (C2H5OH) found in distilled spirits, wine and beer.
- Fluid catalytic cracking : A petroleum refining process that cracks the large hydrocarbon molecules in the portion of the petroleum crude oil boiling above 340 °C into lower boiling, more valuable high octane gasoline and olefinic gases.
- Internal combustion engine : A device for generating mechanical energy from the combustion of a fuel and external oxygen
- Petroleum crude oil : A naturally occurring, flammable liquid found primarily in underground geological formations and consists of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights plus other organic compounds.
- Petroleum naphtha : An intermediate hydrocarbon liquid stream derived from the refining of petroleum crude oil and which may be further processed to obtain a gasoline blending component.
- Petroleum refining processes : The chemical engineering processes used in petroleum refining.
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- Reid vapor pressure : A measure of the volatility of petroleum crude oil, gasoline and other volatile petroleum products that is widely used in the petroleum industry.
- Sulfur : A yellowish crystalline chemical element with the symbol S and the atomic number of 16.
- Tetraethyl lead : A liquid with the chemical formula (CH3CH2)4Pb, once widely used (circa 1925 to 1990) to increase the octane rating of gasoline (petrol).
- Vapor pressure : The pressure of a vapor in equilibrium with its liquid or solid phase.