A New Technique in Coal

Polakov, Walter N.
February 1945
New Republic;2/12/1945, Vol. 112 Issue 7, p228
Focuses on a new discovery of underground coal gasification. Information that coal can be burned underground and the gas thus produced can be used to operate turbines or converted into many vital by-products; View that this new method, when fully developed, can not only mean a tremendous saving of natural deposits now left underground but can also furnish added employment under safer and healthier working conditions; Claim that chemical nature of coal and its gases forms the basis of the method; Discussion on the probabilities of converting the United States mines to underground gasification.


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