Definition of pyrolysis in English:



mass nounChemistry
  • Decomposition brought about by high temperatures.

    ‘steam pyrolysis of hydrocarbons’
    as modifier ‘a pyrolysis furnace’
    • ‘The second system, which is newer and has not been tried extensively, is known as pyrolysis or gasification.’
    • ‘The rate of both reactions increased at higher temperatures of pyrolysis.’
    • ‘A large part of the experiment's success comes from Laine's flame spray pyrolysis fabrication process.’
    • ‘NeoPhotonics specializes in a laser-reactive deposition technique, similar in some ways to flame pyrolysis.’
    • ‘Rock eval pyrolysis permits evaluation of this observation.’