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Literature Of Manufactured Gas  -  Table #2  -  Technical Papers

The following is the second of two tables presenting Professor Hatheway's selection of valuable Technical Books (first table) and individual Technical Papers (below) containing information that is directly useful in dealing with today's hazardous waste threat from FMGPs.
 

Classic Technical Papers of the Manufactured-Gas Literature

Author & Dates

Content

Publisher

Remarks

Allyn, H.A.,
1898

“Gasholder construction”

Proc., New  England
Assoc. Gas Engineers

p. 150-172; Author was at
Gas Works,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

American Gas Association









 

1919, Report of the Committee on Disposal of Wastes from Gas Plants

1920, Disposal of waste from gas plants

1927, Report of Subcommittee on Water Gas Tar Emulsions, Their Prevention, Treatment, and Utilization

Proceedings of Annual
Meetings







 

- 1st Annual Meeting
   p. 274-280


- 2nd Annual Meeting
   p. 413-464

- 9th Annual Meeting,
   p. 1078-1086


 

American Gas-Light
Association















 

“On naphthalene”
 
“On water gas”
  
“Naphthalene”
 
 “Water Gas”
 
“The Mismanagement of
 Gas Works”
 
“The Manipulation
 of Tar from Carburetted
 Water Gas”

 
“Selection of Anthracites
 for Water Gas”

 
“Tar and Water
 from Water Gas”

AG-LA Proceedings
















 

- 1873; by J. Herzog, p. 66-76
 
- 1878: J.S. Chambers,
    p. 196-207
 - 1886:  by J.H. Walker, Sr.,
    p. 157-159
 - 1888:  by Walton Clark,
    p. 31-43
- 1892: by E.G. Cowdery,
    p. 250-262
 
- 1892:  by David M. Douglas
    p. 558-569
 
 
- 1894:  by  C. R. Collins,
    p. 10-11
  
- 1901:  by W.E. McKay,
    p. 21-42

American Gas-Light
Journal 

















 

“The Management
 of Small Gas Works”

“The Construction
 of Gas Holder Tanks”
 
“Repairing Gas
 Holder Tanks”
 
“Foundations”
 
"A Half-Century of

 Water Gas”
 
“Development of Oil Gas
 in
California
 
“The Suitability of Concrete
 for Gasholder Tanks"

 
“Disposal of Gas
 House Wastes”

The Journal, NYC, NY


















 

- 1883:  Series of articles
   throughout the year, by
   C. J. Russell Humphreys
 - 1890: by _______
   p. 664-665
 
- 1891: by F.C. Sherman,
   p. 331-333.
 
- 1893: by _________
   p. 369-370
 - 1909:  by F.H. Morton
   p. ___ -___
 
- 1910: by E.C. Jones,
   p. ___-___
  
- 1912:  by Herbert W. Alrich
   p. 286-287, 290
 
- 1916:  by Paul Hansen.
   p. 228-229

American Gas Engineering
 Journal

“The Manufacture
 of Blue Water Gas”

The Journal, NYC,  NY

1925:  by A. Parker,
p. 501-502

American Gas Journal







 

“Planning for Efficient
 Operation in the Small
 Water Gas Works”

 
“Developments in
 Condensing, Scrubbing and

 Purification of Gas”
 
“Gas Tanks Now
 and Then”
 

The Journal, NYC, NY







 

- 1929: by R.S. McBride
   p. 27-30
 
  
- 1934:  by R.C. Downing,
   p. 63-66
 
 

- 1934, by Herbert W. Alrich,
   p. 75-79, 140; a history of
   gas holders.

Carter, R.S.,
1927

“Dehydrating water gas tar
 emulsions by
 continuous process”

Progressive Age

v. 59, p. 521-522; was
 superintendent at Malden-
 Melrose Gas Works, MA

Fulweiler, W.H.,
1922

"Chemical problems
 of the gas industry"

Industrial & Engr.
Chemistry

v. 14, p. 1154-1155; Cited for
A.C.S. Grasselli Medal for
 1922

Hall, E.L.,.
1908

“Purification problems”

Proceedings, PCGA,
p. 207-214

Also contains E.C. Jones on
cyanides from oil gas process

Hooper, Ernest F.,
1899

“Coal tar and its products”

Progressive Age,
15 Jun, p. 235-236

As read before North of
England Assoc. of Gas Mgrs.

Jones, Edward Campbell, ca. 1890-1925

Any of his works; all in the form of technical papers.

Wide variety, mainly Proc.,
 Pacific
Coast Gas
 Association.

Brilliant self-educated
"practical man" gas
engineer.

Jones, Harry E.,
1916

“The gas engineer of
the last century”

Institution of Mechanical
Engineers of Great Britain

4th Thomas Hawksley
Lecture, p. 631-674.

Kleinman, H.A,
1929

“Dehydrating water gas tar
emulsions”

Progressive Age

v. 63, p. 3349-350; 353-354

Lloyd, Alfred G.,
1904

“Points in the design of a
 small gas plant”

3rd Proceedings,
Wisconsin Gas
Association

p. 25-38
Author was with Adrian,
Michigan gas works.

Midwest Gas Association.
1933

“Developments in
water gas practice”

Anonymous,, v. 22,
 p. 293-307

Successor to Iowa District
Gas Association

Murphy, E.J.,
1928

“The treatment of water gas
 plant waste”

Progressive Age

v. 61, p. 817-818

Perry, R.P.,
1912

“Tar distillation in
the United States”

Proc., 12th Intl. Congress
on Applied Chemistry

p. 233-249; Mr. Perry became
UGI executive officer for tar
distillation.

Prutzman, P.W., ca. 1890-
1920

“Notes regarding
gas tar”

Proceedings, PCGA,
1905, p. 238-264

Consulting Gas & Tar
Chemist, San Francisco, CA

Safford, Arthur T.,
1907

“Wastes from
Lowell Gas Light
Company’s Yard”

Journal of The Assoc.
of Engineering
Societies

v. 39, p. 169-198., An early case of remediation while gas works was in operation.

Shelton, Frederick H.,
1899

“The nuisance question in gas works”

Proc., New  England
Assoc. Gas Engineers

p. 314-323; Author was
consultant at Philadelphia

Spice, R.P.,
1886

“Some modern improvements in the manufacture of gas”

Transactions, Institution of
Engineers of UK

p. 131-152, with discussions

Steere, F.W.,
1928

“The evolution of the water
 gas machine”

Progressive Age

v. 62, p. 3-5, 9-10
Author was Consulting
Engineer, Detroit

Theriault, E.J.,
1929

“Chemical aspects of stream
 pollution by phenols”

Industrial Engineering &
Chemistry

v. 21, p. 343-346.

Wardale, N.H.,
1930

“Gas plant waste
disposal”

Proc., Pacific Coast
Gas Association

p. 363-382

Waring, George A.,
1906

“Oil Tar as a Dust
Layer and Weed
Destroyer

Proceedings, Iowa
District Gas Assoc., 1906, p. 119-127

Supt., UGI Omaha Gas
Works, Omaha, Neb.;
Later an executive of
Commonwealth

Power  holding companies

Warnking, George,
1906

“The Gas House
Equipment, Its
Maintenance and
Efficiency.”

Proceedings, Iowa
District Gas Assoc., 1906, p. 130-140

Superintendent, Gas Dept.
Citizens Railway & Light
Co., Muscatine, OH

Wisconsin Engineer
 

“Steel Gas Holders”
 

The Journal
 

1901, by A.W. Baehr, Jan.; prominent Chicago consulting Gas Engineer.

Compiled by the author; Arbitrary selections made from the author’s 650-page proprietary bibliography of the manufactured gas industry;
Note that dates furnished do not reflect the lifetime of the author, rather the instance of specific works or general years of most active writing.

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