Synthetic gas can be produced from coal or from natural gas and naphtha by steam reforming or partial oxidation. Various processes are described. New methods of supplying heat energy for the conversion process are being investigated. Examples are (1) helium gas heated to high temperature in a nuclear reactor circulating in closed circuit; (2) hot ceramic balls fed to the top of the bed and withdrawn at the bottom. Municipal waste, peat and shale can also be gasified, but their low energy contents pose a problem. Sweden has large deposits of shale, and gasification of this is of primary interest. Preliminary tests indicate that gasification in a fluidized bed is possible only if grain size is much less than 2 mm, and the temperature is above 800 degrees centigrade. A research programme will be carried out. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

    Grev Turegaton 14, P.O. Box 5073
    S-102 42 Stockholm 5,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Bjerle, I
    • Svensson, O
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 25-34

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. No. 195 Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM