gasification(redirected from Thermal gasification)
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Any chemical or heat process used to convert a substance to a gas; coal is converted by the Hygas process to a gaseous fuel.
A method for exploiting poor-quality coal and thin coal seams by burning the coal in place to produce combustible gas which can be burned to generate power or processed into chemicals and fuels. Also known as underground gasification.
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