818.    ---------------.  [ELVINS, O. C., AND NASH, A. W.]  Synthetic Fuel From Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen.  Fuel, vol. 5, 1926, pp. 263-265; Chem. Abs., vol. 20, 1926, p. 2572.

     Review of recent work with preliminary notes on new experiments on the conversion of CO and H2 to a liquid fuel.  The catalyst was prepared by mixing, drying, and reducing a mixture of moist hydrated Co, Cu, and Mn oxides with H2 at 400.  A mixture of equal volumes of CO and H2 was washed with aqueous KOH and then H2SO4 and passed over the catalyst.  The amount of CO2 increased rapidly with the temperature, reaching 10% at 284.  The gases were cooled and led through active charcoal to a gasometer.  An oil accumulated on the water, and the charcoal yielded a liquid composed of saturated hydrocarbons.