air gas


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air gas a gas made of carbon monoxide and hydrogen and nitrogen; made by passing air over hot coke
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average person releases nearly a pint of intestinal gas by flatulence every day. Most is due to swallowed air. The rest is from fermentation of undigested food.
    • Air gas (Chem) a kind of gas made by forcing air through some volatile hydrocarbon, as the lighter petroleums. The air is so saturated with combustible vapor as to be a convenient illuminating and heating agent.
    • Air gas See under Gas.
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In literature:

Illuminating Gas and Compressed Air.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
A gas or gasoline stove is so arranged that air is fed into the burner with the gas.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
This I saw by the light of the gas-globes and of those shooting stars that dropped like great jewels through the still air.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Still the air was thick with the foul gas.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The air smelled and tasted evilly of gas and sulphur.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The principle in this experiment is analogous to that of the union between carbonic gas and atmospheric air.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Azote {Phlogisticated air or gas.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
Air enters the lungs as oxygen; it comes out as carbonic acid, an impure gas created by the impurities of the body.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
The liquid came forth, sluggishly, forming a gray-green gas as the air struck it.
"The People of the Crater" by Andrew North
That will keep the gas from coming up, and there is air enough in the stalls and headings to last us a long time.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
The gas and air-proof tent can be used for various other purposes besides those of killing pests on fruit trees.
"Twentieth Century Inventions" by George Sutherland
The compressed air is leaking through the coal and driving any gas away.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Dark Moon gas exploded on contact with air.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin
There's nine hours gas in this air buggy, at least.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
And outside, the streams of avidly soluble liquefied gas rushed out into air and into water.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
It is equipped with steam heat, running water by air-pressure system, and a gasolene gas generator.
"The Challenge of the Country" by George Walter Fiske
The gas was not yet lighted, and it had a dreary, depressing air.
"A Question of Marriage" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Dark Moon gas exploded on contact with air.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
Now you know that coal-gas is lighter than air, and so a soap-bubble blown with gas, when let go, floats up to the ceiling at once.
"Soap-Bubbles" by C. V. Boys

In poetry:

In my neighbor's windows the gas-lights flare,
As the dancers swing in a waltz of Strauss;
And I wonder now could I fit that air
To the song of this sad old house.
"A Newport Romance" by Francis Bret Harte
And now to light my wheezy jet of gas;
Chink up the window-crannies and the door,
So that no single breath of air may pass;
So that I'm sealed air-tight from roof to floor.
There, there, that's done; and now there's nothing more. . . .
"Room 4: The Painter Chap" by Robert W Service

In news:

While I don't mind using it when it's hot, I think using it in winter does nothing but waste gas, since the engine has to work harder when the air is on.
In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling.
PITTSBURGH – In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling.
Of course we install heating systems, oil or gas, and we service and install central air conditioning systems.
0 Southern California Gas is testing an unusual solar energy system that produces electricity for its building and hot water for air- conditioning of its Energy Resource Center in Downey.
The best reasons to clean up the Valley's air: The corrosive gas triggers asthma and other lung illnesses.
The two op-ed pieces on fracking that appeared in last Sunday's Forum section left out some very important points ("Natural gas and hot air make up the real byproducts of fracking" and "Energy producers, environmentalists need shale pact").
Offering a supplement or replacement to forced-air systems, Linde oxygen, ozone and carbon dioxide gas- dissolution systems control pH, biological oxygen demand (BOD), dissolved organics and odors in wastewater.
0Natural gas still pours into the air.
The California Air Resources Board keeps records on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from California companies, institutions and utilities.
Below are selected examples of greenhouse gas emissions from the 2010 emissions inventory from the California Air Resources Board.
They supply air to divers through hoses from a surface supply and come in both gas and electric models.
Questions over the impact of natural gas development on air quality have been making headlines in recent months.
Stellar Energy will supply a turbine inlet air chilling (TIAC) system for Frontera Energy Center, a 500MW gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant in Mission, Texas.

In science:

Power consumption (mainly by the output circuit) should be < 10 mW/channel in order to keep the detector system at ∼ −60 ◦C with a gentle air (cool N2 gas) flow.
R&D status of FPCCD VTX
The temperature was controlled with the help of an air conditioner and the gas pressure fluctu ated according to the atmospheric pressure variations.
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
This process is analogous to the way energy is distributed in a gas, such as the air in a room: close encounters between molecules cause the thermal energy to spread equally through the room, mixing the gas and wiping out the memory of the initial conditions.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
It consists of HV training in air and in gas, ASIC precise calibration, electronic chaining of the ASUs by pair, measurement of the response to 55Fe quanta and cosmic particles in a gas box.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
When the air reaches below the required limits, the gas is circulated in a closed loop and the Ne is filled while absorbing the CO2 in a molecular sieve filter.
The NA62 RICH detector
Although it does not correspond to common experimental situations where gain atoms are incorporated only in the dielectric layers, it is possible to have gain atoms in the gas phase distributed in the air gaps.
Inherent Stochastic Linearization of Random Laser Modes
A contact line is formed wherever two immiscible fluids, such as a liquid and a gas (often air) meet a solid surface.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
The gas purifier is a SAES Monotorr getter, model PS 4MT50R1, rated for purification of rare gases at flows up to 75 SLPM . A large capacity double-headed diaphragm pump (KNF 1400 series) was selected, nominally capable of flowing ∼ 200 SLPM of air at atmospheric pressure on the input.
Performance of a cryogenic system prototype for the XENON1T Detector
Exposure to the underground air will be much less than that at the Borexino Counting Testing Facility, and at startup the TPC gas will be changed and vented several times before recirculation is started.
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
However, plastic pipes usually introduce water to the gas due to the natural outgassing and/or due to the diffusion of air humidity through the walls: as much as ∼ 1700 ppm of water can be added to the gas by placing 20 m of nylon pipe at the chamber inlet .
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
There are ma jor internal flows, with heat addition (water, oil, and brake cooling), an air intake, hot gas injection, and a large open cavity (the cockpit).
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
Dehumidification will be needed only to keep the enclosure air below the dew-point. A gas fire protection system will be used to avoid any need to bring ICW water to the building.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
The six phases within the combustion zone are: dry organic matter, water in liquid state, solid products of fuel pyrolysis (char), ash, gas (composed of air, flying pyrolytic products and water vapour), and particles in the dispersed phase.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
Any experimental set-up consists basically of three components: a source of electrons (or αparticles) properly monitored, a collision chamber where air or any gas mixture is excited by the electrons, and an optical as well as an electronic system to register the fluorescence light intensity.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
The gas target where fluorescence is produced in the laboratory is in general a mixture of gases emulating air under various atmospheric conditions.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007