producer-gas

producer gas

noun
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.


Origin:
1890–95

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

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