2397.     ---------------.  [NATTA, G., AND RIGAMONTI, R.]  [Gasification of Italian Fuels by Means of Oxygen.]  Atti X cong. intern. chim., vol. 4, 1939, pp. 312-319; Chem. Abs., vol. 34, 1940, p. 2568.

       Results of continuous retorting on a semi-industrial scale of coal, lignite, etc., containing volatile matter by means of mixtures of O2 and steam, according to a process first applied to coal in volatile substances, are summarized.  The process in 1 case led to the production of a very pure water gas most suitable for chemical syntheses (MeOH, higher alcohols, Fischer gasoline, etc.), for conversion and for the production of H2, and synthetic NH3.