Girbotol process

Gir·​bo·​tol process | \ ˈgərbəˌtȯl-, -tōl- \

Definition of Girbotol process

: a process used industrially for removing acidic impurities (as hydrogen sulfide or carbon dioxide) from gases by passing them through a solution of an ethanolamine

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History and Etymology for Girbotol process

girbotol from Girdler Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky, company where the process was developed + Robert R. Bottoms born 1890 American chemist that devised the process + English -ol

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“Girbotol process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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