The Chemistry of Coke

    Article metrics


    THIS excellent little work is a translation by Mr. W. Carrick Anderson of Simmersbach's “Grundlagen der Kokschemie,” containing several important additions, notably a chapter on the methods employed for the examination and analysis of coal and coke. The work is rendered more valuable than most technical books of this character by the references, which make it a fairly complete bibliography of the subject. In a future edition it would be well to devote a special chapter to gas coke, which now only receives an occasional and inadequate mention, whilst a summary of the processes for the recovery of the bye-products of coke ovens would be a welcome addition to readers who do not possess Lunge's standard work on the subject.

    The Chemistry of Coke.

    By O. Simmersbach; translated &c. by W. C. Anderson. Pp. viii + 159. (Glasgow and Edinburgh: William Hodge and Co., 1899.)

    Access options

    Rent or Buy article

    Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


    All prices are NET prices.

    Rights and permissions

    Reprints and Permissions

    About this article

    Cite this article

    The Chemistry of Coke. Nature 59, 484 (1899) doi:10.1038/059484a0

    Download citation


    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.