Gasification of Lignite and Subbituminous Coal, Progress Report for 1945-46 1- 1947
D. C. Gernes3
E. O. Wagner4
J. B. Goodman4
A. W. Koth5
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|Description of the Grand Forks pilot plant||8|
|Progress of construction of the plant||8|
|Retort building and shop||9|
|Chemical laboratory and services||9|
|Flow diagram and description of operations||9|
|The retort unit||11|
|Instrumentation and method of obtaining data||13|
|The steam drying unit||14|
|Description of the Golden pilot plant||15|
|Objective and description of tests||15|
|Summary of runs at Grand Forks||17|
|Summary of runs at Golden||19|
|Experimental and observed data||20|
|Properties of chars and dusts||35|
|Analyses of make gases||43|
|Analyses of gases in upper and lower annuli||49|
|Analysis and discussion of tests and experimental data||49|
|Process of distillation and gasification||49|
|Comparison of performance of the pilot plants||57|
|Heat balances and rates of heat transfer||60|
|Coal handling and charging||66|
|Gas cooling and scrubbing||67|
|Gas generation and retort changes||67|
1 The Bureau of Mines will welcome reprinting of this paper, provided the following footnote acknowledgment is used: "Reprinted from Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 4128."
2 Fuel technologist, supervising engineer, Subbituminous Coal and Lignite Section, Bureau of Mines, Golden, Colo.
3 Formerly chemical engineer, Bureau of Mines, Grand Forks, N. Dak.
4 Chemical engineer, Bureau of Mines, Golden, Colo.
5 Chemical engineer, Bureau of Mines, Grand Forks, N. Dak.