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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.