Re: coke


Cyril Durrenberger
 

Usually gassification of coal.  Even small cities had these.  Brainerd Minnesota had one dating back to the early 1900's.  This gas is different from natural gas (which is usually methane and ethane).  Coal gas was normally hydrogen and carbon monoxide, but in some cases it could be converted to methane.
 
Some areas began using natural gas for space heating as early as the mid 1920's.  Much of Texas was converted during that time period.  Basically they reclaimed the natural gas that was a part of crude oil production.  Earlier it was burned at the production site. Still done in some areas of the world.
 
A similar process is now being considered as the best way to use coal for power generation.
 
Cyril Durrenberger

--- On Thu, 2/26/09, cj riley <cjriley42@...> wrote:

From: cj riley <cjriley42@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] coke
To: STMFC@...
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 9:33 PM








--- On Thu, 2/26/09, ed_mines <ed_mines@yahoo. com> wrote:
Any idea where the coke was made?

In the days before cross country pipelines, many areas were served by "coal gas" companies, with those huge floating storage tanks. Was their gas the result of coke production? Something I have always wondered about.CJ Riley

In the days before cross country gas pipelines, many areas were served by "coal gas companies
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