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synthesis gas

n.
A mixture of gases made as feedstock for chemical processes or industry, especially a fuel produced by controlled combustion of coal in the presence of water vapor. Also called syngas.

synthesis gas

n
1. (Chemistry) a mixture of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen formerly made by using water gas and reacting it with steam to enrich the proportion of hydrogen for use in the synthesis of ammonia
2. (Chemistry) a similar mixture of gases made by steam reforming natural gas, used for synthesizing organic chemicals and as a fuel

syn′thesis gas`


n.
any of several gaseous mixtures consisting essentially of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, used in the synthesis of chemical compounds, as ammonia and alcohols.
[1940–45]
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This reaction aims to produce synthesis gas (syngas, hydrogen and carbon monoxide mixture).
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With almost 50 years of experience, BASF offers its customers efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases such as natural gas, synthesis gas, and biogas.
Sasol of South Africa converts synthesis gas into a broad range hydrocarbon streams using its slurry phase distillate process.
Key statement: A process for the production of a synthesis gas containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide utilizes shredded waste tires that are substantially free of metal particles as a feedstream, either alone or in combination with a residual oil feedstream, for gasification in the combustion chamber of a tubular wall membrane partial oxidation gasification reactor in the presence of a predetermined amount of oxygen.
Now, with LNG prices soaring and availability of natural gas a challenge, synthesis gas (syngas) is the best option available," said a RIL official.
Linc Energy has formalized a deal with Exxaro Resources to jointly develop its first commercial underground coal gasification (UCG) project in sub-Saharan Africa, including the use of synthesis gas for power generation and gas-to-liquids, according to company officials.
A publicly listed company, Linc Energy is the global leader in Underground Coal Gasification (UCG), which delivers a synthesis gas feedstock to supply commercially viable energy solutions -- such as electricity, transport fuels and oil production -- through gas turbine combined cycle power generation, Gas to Liquids (GTL) Fischer-Tropsch processing and Enhanced Oil Recovery.
This process includes the conversion of incoming materials to synthesis gas (gasification), fermentation of synthesis gas into ethanol (bio-fermentation) and separation and recovery of ethanol (separation, or distillation).