Science: Charcoal Gas

Charcoal as a fuel substitute for gasoline in automobiles was demonstrated to be practicable by Imbert, a young French engineer, at Lyons. The charcoal is carried in the regular gasoline tank. It is ignited by a piece of burning waste, giving off a gas consisting largely of carbon monoxide, with azote, carbonic acid gas and hydrogen, which is drawn through a pipe to the carburetor. On the way it is cooled and freed from dust. In the carburetor the gas is mixed with air, as in a gasoline engine, whence it is...

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