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coke oven

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 of coke oven
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • At coke oven byproduct plants, rotary vacuum filters maybe used in place of a centrifuge and dryer.
  • The volatile materials in the heated coal are removed from the ovens as coke oven gas.

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