2497. ---------------. [ODELL, W. W.] Re-Forming Natural Gas. Bureau of Mines Tech. Paper 483, 1930, 54 pp.; Chem. Abs., vol. 25, 1931, p. 1058.
When the ignited fuel bed of a water-gas generator is blasted alternately with air and both steam and natural gas in controlled proportions, re-formed gas is produced substantially without entrained C, the gas consisting of CO, H2, and lesser CH4. The thermal efficiency of gasmaking capacity are higher in generating re-formed gas in this manner than in making water gas, and the fuel used per 1,000 cu. ft. of reformed gas is lower. Gives operating data and factors influencing results.