coke oven

noun
an oven for the conversion of coal into coke by heating the coal in the absence of air so as to distill the volatile ingredients.

Origin:
1830–40

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Studies have demonstrated that exposure to coke oven emissions caused lung and urinary cancers in workers.
Coke oven battery means a group of ovens connected by common walls, where coal undergoes destructive distillation to produce coke.
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The volatile materials in the heated coal are removed from the ovens as coke oven gas.
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