The Purdue Engineer Volume 18-22

The Purdue Engineer Volume 18-22

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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: ...for this purpose affords numerous advantages. The absence of contamination of the benzol by constituents of the wash oil of current practice is a decided improvement. _The elimination of the cost of the acid wash amounts to a considerable saving. A further advantage would be the possibility that even small gas works would be able to produce a serviceable motor spirit without recourse to the refiner. The simplicity and profitableness of the process_ has led some countries to make it obligatory even for small works to recover benzol motor spirit from town gas. The possibility of the extensive application of activated charcoal to the industrial field looks very promising indeed. The raw material is cheap, and the cost of production of the finished product low. The underlying theory is simple, and development in this respect lies chiefly in finding improved methods of activation for producing a more highly active adsorbent. Up to the present the chief applications found have been the recovery of gases of low concentration, its uses as a catalytic agent in accelerating gaseous (Continued on page Z0) Charles English Shearer was born in Marion County, Indiana, May 17, 1881, and graduated from Purdue University in 1905. From 1905 to 1906 he was first with the bridge department of the Delaware, I.ackawanna &-Vestern Railroad, and then for a time with the McClintic-Marshall Co. In 1906 he went to the Memphis Bridge Co. as a designer, and later as chief engineer, remaining with the bridge company until 1910, when he opened an office of his own as a consulting structural and industrial engineer at Memphis, Tenn. From June, 1918, until May, 1919, Mr. Shearer was with the U. S. Bureau of Insular Afiairs on the design of _the Jones Bridge in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977041
  • 9781236977045