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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
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Mechanism of Thermal Change during the Coal Gas Desorption Process.
The exhaust gases from the coal gas engines, which are emitted at temperatures exceeding 500oC are utilized to generate steam and drive a steam turbine generator to give additional 20% electricity (Fig.8).
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We hadn't settled the argument about the coal gas being lighter than air.
The blast at the Baixing Coal Mine in north-east China's Heilongjiang province is believed to have happened when sparks ignited coal gas that had accumulated due to lack of proper ventilation.
By 1812, commercial companies were supplying coal gas for heating and lighting London.
1754: William Murdoch,Scottish engineer who, withJames Watt and Matthew Boulton,pioneered the use of coal gas lighting in 1792, was born.
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The plant will need minor modifications, including new ducts and other equipment to divert a portion of the clean coal gas from the main power system to the fuel cell.
From the earliest days of coal mining, it was known that lethal explosions could occur due to the release of coal gas, or "coal bed methane" (CBM) gas, if the mines were not well ventilated.
Monck Mason and eight passengers, starting from Wales, had crossed the Atlantic in a balloon inflated with coal gas, making the trip in 75 hours and landing at Sullivan's Island, Charleston.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of cast iron fittings for pressure pipes for the transmission of gaseous fuel coal gas as per is 1538 1993 and gi pipes and fittings as per is 1239 part-i 1990