water gas

Definitions

  • Water gas installation
    Water gas installation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water gas a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with small amounts of other gases; made by blowing steam over hot coke or coal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The rapid rate of expansion of gas is what gives steam its power. One volume of water, at normal atmospheric pressure and at the boiling point, yields 1,670 volume of steam.
    • Water gas (Chem) a kind of gas made by forcing steam over glowing coals, whereby there results a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This gives a gas of intense heating power, but destitute of light-giving properties, and which is charged by passing through some volatile hydrocarbon, as gasoline.
    • Water gas (Chem) See under Gas.
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Usage

In literature:

Now this gas that is eight-ninths of water is the gas called oxygen that I mentioned just now.
"The International Weekly Miscellany, Volume I. No. 9." by Various
Electricity is brought to him by wires, just as water and gas are by pipes.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
This collects the salt water brought up with the gas.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
The personnel must have all the means for protection against gas and have in addition rations, water and abundant ammunition.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
The gas fumes strongly in the air, and is instantly decomposed by water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
The Rose process for making fuel gas gives a water gas enriched by petroleum.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
If the gas is in the stomach, half of a soda mint tablet may be given in a tablespoonful of very warm water.
"The Care and Feeding of Children" by L. Emmett Holt
Water backs, for both gas and coal ranges, are $3.50 each.
"The Complete Home" by Various
This produces the blue water-gas, which contains about 50 per cent.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Cut-flowers also decompose water and produce oxygen gas.
"Notes on Nursing" by Florence Nightingale
The various gas and water pipes were hung from timbers at the surface of the ground.
"The New York Subway" by Anonymous
It is the rare exception to find a house not piped for gas and water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
After exposure to gas, all food, water, and wells are poisonous.
"With Our Soldiers in France" by Sherwood Eddy
At the ordinary pressure of the air, water may take in many times its bulk of the gas.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
And hot water just by lighting the gas!
"Across the Fruited Plain" by Florence Crannell Means
One of the most generally adopted methods of enrichment now is by means of carburetted water gas mixed with poor coal gas.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Bart let out more gas, hoping to land the balloon before the water was reached, but he miscalculated.
"The Heroes of the School" by Allen Chapman
The fountain was illuminated with gas jets behind the water.
"Music-Study in Germany" by Amy Fay
Experimenting with fixed air, he found that water could be caused to dissolve some of the gas.
"Heroes of Science" by M. M. Pattison Muir
Water-gas should theoretically be composed of 50 per cent.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
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In news:

A Colorado couple says they have so much natural gas in their water they can light it on fire, reports CBS4 Denver's Shaun Boyd.
Analysts' Highest-, Lowest-Rated Stocks: Gas, Water & Multiutil.
Tankless gas water heaters can save cash.
Analysts' Ratings: Gas, Water & Multiutil.
New Book Features Memphis Light, Gas & Water Pumping Stations.
Ozen water balloon fight explodes Twitter, brings out the tear gas.
System Designed for Marcellus Shale Gas Produced Water.
Costs and fees on the agenda at Water, Gas, and Lights.
Water, Gas and Lights discussed raising rates and penalty fees for users at their Thursday morning meeting.
Water, Gas, and Lights new budget leads to more rate increases.
Gas field with polluted well water .
Linemen for Albany Water Gas and Light discovered the nest this week WALB-TV reports that the nest is estimated to be three feet underground and three feet wide.
The process to get to the gas called "fracking" includes the use of mass quantities of water.
Energy firms are using millions of gallons of drinking water to explore for natural gas in North Texas.
Fort Worth Weekly has written numerous stories about water wells and other water sources being harmed after gas drilling occurred nearby.
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In science:

To cross–check this interpretation we are going to start a series of measurements, flushing our RPCs with a gas mixture containing water vapour.
New results from an extensive aging test on bakelite Resistive Plate Chambers
The direct desorption of water ice is not a good source of gas phase water as the temperature is too low for thermal desorption to occur at the disk radii considered here.
Turbulence driven diffusion in protoplanetary disks - chemical effects in the outer disk
On Titan, a moon of Saturn, which is colder still, water behaves more like rock does on Earth and methane is a condensible gas.).
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Neither comets nor asteroids provide an isotopic match to both Earth’s water and noble gas inventory; thus MBCs may play an important role in the context of understanding the distribution of water in the early solar system.
Faint moving object detection, and the Low Signal-to-Noise recovery of Main Belt comet P/2008 R1 Garradd
Water heating can be solar, electric or gas or a combination of such systems.
Bringing simulation to implementation: Presentation of a global approach in the design of passive solar buildings under humid tropical climates
Gas kinetic temperatures of 400K and hydrogen densities of 109 cm−3 are considered representative for galactic water masers, though somewhat lower temperatures (300K) and densities (108 cm−3 ) may be adequate in circumnuclear disks where the dimensions of the masing regions can be larger.
Theory and Extragalactic Masers
Shocks form at the edges of these waves where gas flows into the wave, and provide the conditions for the water masers.
Theory and Extragalactic Masers
For example, water in plasmas could act as an efficient modifier of the polymer chain-growth mechanism by reacting with polymer precursors and forming volatile species (up to 50 % H2O was added to the plasma feed gas) .
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
This problem was related to the presence of high levels of water (∼ 2000ppm) in the gas, which permeated through the walls of the polyethylene tubing.
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
In this case, this is the so-called liquid-gas transition in water.
The Quark-Gluon Plasma in Equilibrium
For GALLEX and GNO, volatile 71GeCl4 is formed directly in the target solution, swept out by nitrogen gas, absorbed in water and then converted to GeH4 before insertion into the proportional counter.
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
H e gas filled counters are inserted into the heavy water target to detect N C events via n + 3H e → t + p .
Solar Neutrino Oscillation - An Overview
The gas is also constantly filtered from water vapour and oxygen contaminations during operation.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
Icy mantles coating grains in ambient gas are dominated by H2O ice with substantial amounts of CO and CO2 at a level of ∼25% of the water ice abundance in each case (Gibb et al. 2004).
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
The launch of the Herschel Space Observatory, which will be capable of observing both ortho- and para-water will provide definitive information on the water abundance and its potentially defining role in gas-phase freeze-out.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
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