Organic compounds containing only hydrogen and carbon atoms in various combinations.


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OXO PROCESS

Catalytic process for production of alcohols, aldehydes, and other oxygenated organic compounds by reaction of olefin vapors with carbon monoxide and hydrogen.

ORGANIC BONDED WHEEL

A grinding wheel in which organic bonds are used to hold the abrasive grains.

MECHANICAL HYGROMETER

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CARBON

A non-metallic element - No. 6 in the periodic table. Diamonds and graphite are pure forms of carbon. Carbon is a constituent of all organic compounds. It also occurs in combined form in many inorganic substances; i.e., carbon dioxide, limestone, etc.

NEUTRALIZATION NUMBER

A measure of the total acidity or basicity of an oil; this includes organic or inorganic acids or bases or a combination thereof (ASTM DesignationD974-58T) .

FILIFORM CORROSION

Corrosion that occurs under organic coatings on metals as fine wavy hairlines.

COLLOID

A finely divided organic substance which tends to inhibit the formation of dense scale and results in the deposition of sludge, or causes it to remain in suspension, so that it may be blown from the boiler.

UHC

Any unburned hydrocarbon that is emitted in a combustion process. Also termed VOC (volatile organic compound).

OOZE

A soft, slimy, organic sediment covering part of the ocean bottom, composed principally of shells or other hard parts of minute organ- isms.

AIR STRIPPING

The process of bubbling air through water to remove volatile organic substances from the water.

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