What is CATALYTIC REFORMING?

Lower octane products, like naphtha, whose smaller hydrocarbon chains are forced to form bigger, higher octane chains, such as gasoline. This is done as a part of a petro refinery process where catalysts, such as platinum or molybdenum aluminum oxides are added to the mix under high pressure and temperature.

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