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coal gas

(kōl gas)
A synthetic gas produced from coal and used for heating and in the production of methanol and ammonia; contains carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen; can cause death through asphyxiation as well as fire and explosion.

coal gas

A flammable, explosive, toxic gas produced from the distillation of coal. It is used for heating and lighting. Its principal constituents are methane, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen.
See also: gas

coal gas

a cause of poisoning where coal gas is still used because of its carbon monoxide content. Other heating gases are less poisonous and produce carbon monoxide only if they are burned in an inadequate oxygen supply. See also carbon monoxide.
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Expenditure on import of fuel and fertilizer can also be minimized using coal gas.
Cheaper and cleaner than coal gas, natural gas began to dominate the market wherever they competed head to head.
In the presence of oxygen steam and high temperatures coal converts into coal gas.
The works were rebuilt in 1953 in expanded form but the discovery of natural gas in the North Sea reduced the need for coal gas.
This coal gas is sent to a gas turbine, where it is burned to generate electricity.
The new coking facility, which will cost an estimated $70 million to complete, is expected to launch production of metallurgical and chemical coke, coal gas, and various chemical products by early 2011.
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He further said that PC-1 Design, Manufacturing and commissioning of pilot plant for conversion of coal gas into diesel and liquid fuel, has been submitted and added as soon this project is completed, Pakistan will have enough energy to meet the needs of the country.
An Eastman Chemical spokesperson said the coal gas plant will use integrated gasification combined cycle technology developed by ChevronTexaco.
The Coroner said that as the question had arisen whether this man died from coal gas poisoning or sewer gas poisoning he would, if the Court thought fit, have the inquest adjourned for a post mortem.
Simulated coal gases are being tested; tests on actual coal gas are planned.