Definition of tail gas in English:

tail gas

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noun

[mass noun]
  • Gas produced in a refinery and not required for further processing.
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    • In one embodiment, the condensation is conducted on a mixed gas stream of fresh synthesis gas and tail gas from a Fischer-Tropsch process.
    • A waste treatment process which removes sulfur compounds from sulfur recovery unit tail gas to make such gas environmentally suitable for venting to the atmosphere.
    • By the year 2010, a total of 85 percent of domestic production will be low-pressure tail gas.

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