2644. PICTET, R. P. Making Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen. United States Patent 1,228,818, June 5, 1917. Chem. Abs., vol. 11, 1917, p. 2275.

Mixture of CO and H2 is formed by simultaneously admitting steam, O2, and petroleum oil, in vaporized form, into a horizontal pipe heated externally in a furnace to a temperature high enough to decompose the steam and hydrocarbon, preferably about 1,300-1,500.