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 1667.    --------------.  [KARZHAVIN, V. A.]  Natural Gas.  Conversion to Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen.  Ind. Eng. Chem., vol. 28, 1936, pp. 1042-1044; Chem. Abs., vol. 30, 1936, p. 6923.

                    Process of converting natural gas to CO and H2 by the use of steam is tested on a commercial scale by heating natural-gas-steam mixtures in regenerative apparatus packed with grog. then passing over a Ni catalyst.  The CH4 content of the resultant gas was 0.8%.  For conversion, 1.9 m.3 of steam is added to 1 m.3 of natural gas, producing 3.3 m.3 of gas, containing H2 64 and CO 22%, respectively.  Total consumption of natural gas per m.3 of pure N2-H2 mixture is 0.44 m.3, including gas used for conversion and for heating.  1 m.3 of reaction chamber space gives 24 m.3 of converted gas per hr.