water-gas reaction

water-gas reaction

[′wȯd·ər ¦gas rē‚ak·shən]
(chemical engineering)
A method used to prepare carbon monoxide by passing steam over hot coke or coal at 600-1000°C.
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Typical reactions involved in any gasification process are the reactions using oxygen ([O.sub.2]) (combustion) representedby 1) and (2), the reverse Boudouard reaction represented by (3), the water-gas reaction represented by (4), and the water-gas shift (WGS) reaction represented by (5) 16,17]:
From a chemical standpoint, water vapor in the blast air reacts with incandescent coke in the cupola according to the following water-gas reaction:
In the water-gas reaction, 1 mole of C (12 lb) is required to decompose 1 mole of water (18 lb).