Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of converting a substance into gas, or producing gas from it.
- n. Action of gasifying.
- n. chemistry Process of transforming carbon-based materials into a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen that can serve as fuel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of converting into gas.
- n. the process of changing into gas
“Ting Wang, mechanical engineering professor at the University of New Orleans, said "plasma gasification is a good technology, but when building any plant, its economics and the surrounding community must be considered.”
“At considerably less than $200/barrel even coal gasification is profitable.”
“Then we have the coal gasification project, which is starting up next month and we call gasification project, which will startup about a year later.”
“The year-long experiment is converting construction debris and garbage into useful, high-quality synthesis gas through a process called gasification, meaning breaking down materials into gases using intense heat.”
“For coal, it's early, but there's still the good possibility of alternative methods of extraction of deep coal seams like gasification, which is being done around the world.”
“But Mecklenburg County chairperson Jennifer Roberts said that the groups are not accurate when it comes to the process of gasification and explains that gasification occurs when "you burn at a much higher rate and therefore the residue the emissions are much less than a normal incinerator.”
“Learn about a plant in Benson, Minnesota that burns biomass in a process called gasification to turn out a clean gas (synthetic) similar to the natural gas used to heat our homes and businesses.”
“The process is called gasification and it's been around for more than 100 years.”
“Casella will pay about $5 million to conduct the so-called gasification project.”
“An advantage of putting the coal through that chemical conversion, called gasification, is that much of the coal's dirty ingredients - mercury and compounds that contribute to smog and acid rain - would have been left behind in the waste pile of residue rather than pumped into the atmosphere.”
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