The Chemistry of Coke

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    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.)

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

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