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1736. KEPPELER, G. [Gas for Synthesis From Peat. A Plant Trial in the Tiefstack Plant of the Hamburg Gas Works.] Chem. Fabrik, vol. 12, 1939, pp. 457-462; Chem. Abs., vol. 34, 1940, p. 609.
Pintsch-Hillebrand process for producing water gas is discussed, and a vertical section through the producer, a flow-sheet, and an elevation of the plant are shown. The apparatus was used on ordinary raw peat containing 28-30% H2O, which was charged just after using lignite briquets, the experiments beginning about 70 hr. after starting to charge the peat, with temperatures of 1,200° and 1,300°. Data are given on heat balance, peat consumption, gas yields, and analyses, the latter averaging about 15, 27, 54, 2.5 and 1.8% CO2, CO, H2, CH4 and N2, respectively. States estimated plant and production costs based on Pintsch data, and it is concluded that a synthetic-gas plant is feasible in peat regions. Gives 5 refs.