2978.     ---------------.  [RUHRCHEMIE, A.-G.]  [Influence of a Variable H2:CO Ratio in the Synthesis Gas on the Medium-Pressure Synthesis.]  FIAT Reel L-5, Mar. 20, 1942, frames 222-232; PB 70,159; TOM Reel 299.

        Object of this test was to determine whether, in the medium pressure synthesis, reactions different from those obtained under normal operating conditions would result from a constant change at regular intervals of the H2:CO ratio in the synthesis gas.  As a result of the tests, no disadvantages, which might have been caused by the constantly recurring change in the proportional share of H2:CO from 1.75 to 2.25 in the synthesis gas at regular 6-hr. intervals, were observed.  The conversion was slightly increased by this change and resulted in a corresponding increase in the yield.  The constant change in H2:CO ratio does not allow a definite balance of reaction and thus prevents certain fatigue symptoms.