If you have ever been involved in the investigation of former
gasworks (manufactured gas plant) sites then this profile could
be of interest to you. The profile detail the types of processes
and contaminants associated with former water gas plant.
It follows previous profiles on gasworks site which can be found
at http://www.eugris.info/DisplayNewsItem2. ...
Dr Russell Thomas
This article describes the manufacture of gas using the water gas process. Early water gas plants were based on retorts used for coal carbonisation; however, later water gas plants more closely resembled producer gas plants in the design of the generator and in their mode of operation. Water gas plants were popular in the UK and worldwide, particularly in the USA where they were first successfully commercialised. 3723 KB (PDF)