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water gas

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Definition of water gas in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A fuel gas consisting mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, made by passing steam over incandescent coke.
Example sentences
  • In the form of producer gas or water gas, it is widely used as a fuel in industrial operations.
  • Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide an effective furnace utilizing water gas as a fuel.
  • Water gas had a lower calorific value than coal gas so the calorific value was often boosted by passing the gas through a heated retort into which oil was sprayed.

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