Smoke Papers of the Chicago Association of Commerce, Committee of Investigation on Smoke Abatement and Electrification of Railway Terminals Volume 5

Smoke Papers of the Chicago Association of Commerce, Committee of Investigation on Smoke Abatement and Electrification of Railway Terminals Volume 5

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...continuance of the smoke nuisance rather than pay the slight extra coat of a smokeless fuel, the introduction of coke for this purpose must await the awakening of public opinion. The approaching exhaustion of the anthracite coal supply, and the improbability of any docr case in its cost, which already prohibits its extensive use in the cities more remote from the anthracite fields, precludes tho possibility of help from that source. Coke is, so far, the only practical substitute for anthracite, and it would seem that its use must inevitably increase to an enormous I extent. In order that a clearer idea may be afford ed of the by-product oven and its construction, the following description is added to the foregoing discussion: Fig. 2 shows the lat est type of the Unit ed-Otto by-product coke-oven, together with the coal-handling machinery, coal bin, and the appliances for pushing tho coke from the oven and quenching it. The coal is received on railway cars, as indicated at the axtr ems left of the illustration, and is conveyed to the overhead bin, from which it is delivered to the electrically driven charging larry shown on top of the oven itself, and is fed into the oven through Separate spouts corresponding with openings in the oven roof. (6) After the coal charge has been levelled in the oven by x."-1: @." to.=:1atic device, the oven is closed and the distillation period begins, continuing u.'ually for twentyfour hours. At the expiration of this time the ova. doors are removed and the coke is pushed out of the over. by the pusher ram, at the left hand of the illustration, into the quenching.aachine on the right hand, where it is cooled with water and then discharged into the railway cars alongside. The coke cars are then...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783115
  • 9781236783110