Chemical Age Volume 10

Chemical Age Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of over 5o, ooo inhabitants, while the population of seven cities which do not use water gas is only 689,553. From this it appears that ninety-four per cent of the aggregate population of cities of over 50.000 inhabitants is supplied with water gas. LOVVE PROCESS APPARATUS. The principal part of the gas-making apparatus consists of three upright, cylindrical vessels, whose outer walls are of boiler plate and whose interior structure is of fire brick. All are connected for the passage of gas by short conduits. The vessels are known respectively as the generator, carburetter, and fixing chamber or superheater. The generator is a water gas producer, arranged for the introduction of steam into the fuel bed from either the top or the bottom. The top of the generator is on a level with-the working floor. The carburetter, besides its lining of firebrick has checker-work of fire-brick filling its interior. This serves to mix the gases in their passage and expose a large surface area for heating them. There is pipe connection through the top of the carburetter for introducing the carburetting oil in the form of spray. An opening is provided near the top for admitting air, while the brick work is being heated by combustion of gas from the generator. The carburetter stands on a level with the generator and is of about the same size. The construction of the superheater is similar to that of the carburetter, consisting of a lining of fire brick and the interior filled with checker work. At the top of the superheater is placed a quick opening stack valve through which the products of combustion escape into the air during the blows. In the take ofl pipe leading from the top of the superheater to the washer, is located an oil heater designed to preheat..show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884612
  • 9781236884619