2283. MILLETT, H. C. Lurgi Process for Complete Gasification of Coal With Oxygen Under Pressure. Jour. Inst. Fuel, vol. 10, 1936, pp. 15-21; Chem. Abs., vol. 31, 1937, p. 3238.
Large-scale experimental plant is described. The generator consists of a cylindrical shaft with an effective cross-sectional area of 10.4 sq. ft. operating with a fuel bed 10 ft. deep. With lignite, a daily output of 700,000 cu. ft. of gas was obtained. With a mixture of steam and O2 under 20-30 atm. pressure, a gas comparable, after simple purification, with normal town’s gas was obtained. It is possible to obtain by this process of high output of gas from a small plant. The successful operation of the high-pressure gasification process is shown to depend on the obtaining of the correct balance between the rate of production of CH4 and the rate of gasification of coke in steam.
----------. See abs. 691, 692, 693, 694.
MILLIGAN, W. O. See abs. 3635, 3636.