biogas

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biogas

A gas produced by the biological degradation of organic material under anaerobic conditions, which consists primarily of methane and CO2, and smaller amounts of water vapour, nitrogen, hydrogen and other gases.
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Because SF6 is a man-made tracer gas, it is identifiable in the presence of most hydrocarbons including some crude oil, natural gas refined oils, swamp gas, or other natural combustibles.
At the turn of the century, medical journals presented statistical studies that ``proved'' that swamp gas caused malaria.
In work reminiscent of Wentorf's high-pressure peanut-butter alchemy, researchers using these and related new techniques reportedly have turned out diamond films from whiskey, although swamp gas -- also known as methane -- remains their carbon source of choice.