Definition of synthesis gas in English:

synthesis gas


  • A mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen produced industrially, especially from coal, and used as a feedstock in making synthetic chemicals.

    • ‘A similar process developed in 1923 is called Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, which produces gasoline and other liquids from coal-derived synthesis gas.’
    • ‘Gas conversion using synthesis gas produced hydrogen for catalyst rejuvenation and hydrocarbon conversion.’
    • ‘She is working jointly with Shell International to develop a technology to produce synthesis gas by using the process for the first time in India.’
    • ‘The reverse process can be carried out where synthesis gas is reacted with a catalyst to give high molecular weight hydrocarbons.’
    • ‘It is produced by steam reforming natural gas to create a synthesis gas.’