3737.     WOODRUFF, J. C.  Synthetic Methanol and Ammonia From Butyl Fermentation Gases.  Ind. Eng. Chem., vol. 19, 1927, pp. 1147-1150; Chem. Abs., vol. 21, 1927, p. 3702.

        High-pressure NH3 plant at Peoria has been adapted to the production of MeOH for which purpose it is necessary to remove only a portion of the CO2 content of the fermenter gas, the reaction employed being CO2+3H2=CH2OH+H2O.  Investigations are in progress for the development of a suitable process for converting the CO2 into CO in order to make use of the reaction CO+2H2=CH3OH whereby the MeOH output for a given compressor capacity may be increased 33%.

        WOODS, H. L.  See abs. 1390.

        WOODWARD, L. A.  See abs. 448, 449, 1409.