Hydrocracking vs Hydroprocessing - What's the difference?

hydrocracking | hydroprocessing |


As nouns the difference between hydrocracking and hydroprocessing

is that hydrocracking is (organic chemistry) the production of high-octane petroleum fuel and kerosene by hydrogenating large or complex hydrocarbons and then cracking them while hydroprocessing is any of several chemical engineering processes including hydrogenation, hydrocracking and hydrotreating, especially as part of oil refining.

As a verb hydrocracking

is .

hydrocracking

English

Noun

(-)
  • (organic chemistry) the production of high-octane petroleum fuel and kerosene by hydrogenating large or complex hydrocarbons and then cracking them.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • hydroprocessing

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Any of several chemical engineering processes including hydrogenation, hydrocracking and hydrotreating, especially as part of oil refining.