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producer gas

a gas composed of carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and nitrogen, obtained by passing air and steam through incandescent coke: used as an industrial fuel, in certain gas engines, and in the manufacture of ammonia.
Also called air gas.
1890-95 Unabridged
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  • The producer gas can be cleaned and filtered to remove problem chemical compounds.
  • The main objective of these studies have been to improve the process for production of water gas or producer gas.
  • The producer gas is washed in a scrubbing cooler and saturator and is then available for the gas turbine process.
  • The producer gas production rate will be determined.
  • In contrast to producer gas, bio-oil is easily transportable.
  • The make a producer gas out of cheap residuum of oil, generator.
  • producer gas is derived from the partial oxidation of coal or coke.
British Dictionary definitions for producer gas

producer gas

a mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrogen produced by passing air over hot coke, used mainly as a fuel Also called air gas See also water gas
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Encyclopedia Article for producer gas

mixture of flammable gases (principally carbon monoxide and hydrogen) and nonflammable gases (mainly nitrogen and carbon dioxide) made by the partial combustion of carbonaceous substances, usually coal, in an atmosphere of air and steam. Producer gas has lower heating value than other gaseous fuels, but it can be manufactured with relatively simple equipment; it is used mainly as a fuel in large industrial furnaces.

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