Power Volume . 56, 21

Power Volume . 56, 21

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...of Industrial Research, and William Allen Hamor, M. A., Assistant Director of the Mellon Institute--with the collaboration of specialists. Published by McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1922. Cloth; 6 x 9 in.; 1257 pages; 383 illustrations. Price, $12 for the set of two volumes. With nearly 1,300 pages of practical and specific information on American fuels and their applications, and with the various divisions of the subject thoroughly covered by twenty-two experts, this book stands out as an achievement that should add to the prestige of the authors and their collaborators, and should be of immense help to all those interested in any kind of fuel for any industrial purpose. It deals with the subject of fuels in the broadest way, not being confined to the power aspects of the problem. Although it is impossible, even in a rather long review, to give more than the barest outline of the contents, the following notes may help the reader to get a general idea of this Jxok. In the first chapter Marius R. Campbell, of the United States Geological Survey, presents a 43-page discussion of the coals of the United States, giving particular attention to ranks of coal, classification of coal areas, etc. A valuable feature of this chapter is its compilation of nearly 300 analyses of American coals classified by states. The principles of combustion are explained by Arthur D. Pratt, of the Babcock & Wilcox Co. The presentation of this topic is designed to meet the needs of factory executives and industrial engineers. The importance of the technology of coke is attested by the 141 pages of solid information prepared by F. W. Sperr, Jr., Chief Chemist of the Koppers Co. Some of the subjects receiving extensive treatment are: Qualities and...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945743
  • 9781236945747