firedamp reforming process

firedamp reforming process

[′fīr‚damp ri′fȯr·miŋ ‚präs·əs]
(chemical engineering)
A process in which methane (firedamp) is mixed with steam and passed over a nickel catalyst for conversion to a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide; this mixture is blended with pure methane, and the result is a fuel of high calorific value.
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