2466. NIRANEN, W. [Gasification of Wood and Peat With Special Reference to the Preparation of Synthesis Gas.] Suomen Kemistilehti, vol. 10, 1937, A, pp. 37-40; British Chem. Abs., 1937, B, p. 515.
Destructive distillation of dried wood shavings at 540° gives a large amount of tarry matter. This can be eliminated and more volatile hydrocarbons obtained by passing O2 into the retort, the oxidation being adjusted to give the maximum CO:H2 ratio for conversion into Kogasin.