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Offline Jerryade

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How can coal be converted to petrol?
« on: 06/09/2008 15:46:31 »
Jeremiah asked the Naked Scientists:

Hi guys, how can coal be converted to petrol?

What do you think?


 

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How can coal be converted to petrol?
« Reply #1 on: 06/09/2008 17:40:14 »
Motor fuel has been obtained from coal tar...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzole
 

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How can coal be converted to petrol?
« Reply #2 on: 06/09/2008 18:25:28 »
You can make something like petrol from so called "synthesis gas"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer-Tropsch_synthesis
The syntesis gas is made from coal and steam at high temperatures.
 

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How can coal be converted to petrol?
« Reply #3 on: 07/09/2008 17:10:17 »
Motor fuel has been obtained from coal tar...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzole


Would this be money for old soap?
 

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How can coal be converted to petrol?
« Reply #4 on: 11/09/2008 17:14:46 »
i saw in a book that you can convert it by spraying a paste of coaldust and oil containng iron oxide and alkali as catalyst into hydrogen at 200 atm pressure and 450 degree celsius. The product gotten after are hydrocarbon gases and a liquid oil. On distillation, this oil yields a fraction suitable for petrol.
 

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