a gas composed of carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and nitrogen, obtained by passing air and steam through incandescent coke: used as an industrial fuel, in certain gas engines, and in the manufacture of ammonia.
- Also called air gas.
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How to use producer gas in a sentence
For engines driven by producer-gas magneto-igniters are preferable to cells and batteries.
So far as the fuel supply of the engine is concerned, the causes of stoppage will vary if street-gas or producer-gas be employed.
Especially in producer-gas engines is an excess of cylinder-lubricant likely to cause such accidents.
If producer-gas be used, stoppages may be occasioned by a sudden change in the quality, quantity, or temperature of the gas.
Indeed, for a long time the name of Dowson was coupled with producer-gas itself.
British Dictionary definitions for producer gas
a mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrogen produced by passing air over hot coke, used mainly as a fuel: Also called: air gas See also water gas
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