Smoke Abatement Exhibition at the Science Museum

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    AN exhibition on the abatement of smoke will be opened at the Science Museum, South Kensington, by the Minister of Health, the Right Hon. Sir Kingsley Wood, M.P., on October 1, and will remain open until October 31. It has been arranged by the National Smoke Abatement Society (by permission of the director of the Museum, Colonel E. E. B. Mackintosh), with the co-operation of interested Government departments and industrial associations. Models and other exhibits demonstrating the efficient combustion of coal in steam-raising and other industrial operations will be shown, and other sections will be devoted to the uses of other natural fuels, namely, anthracite and anthracitic coals, and oil. Another section will exhibit material relating to the generation, distribution, and uses of electricity. The pre-treatment of coal will be demonstrated by exhibits on high-temperature carbonization (gasworks practice) for the preparation of town's gas and gas coke, and on low-temperature carbonization, in which the product of principal interest is the semi-coke. For the scientific investigation of the smoke problem, methods for the measurement of smoke are required, and an exhibit of the Fuel Research Station will be concerned with current researches on this subject, which are being carried out with the view of developing a domestic fire that will burn coal smokelessly. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research will show exhibits on the nature and causes of smoke, and on the investigation of atmospheric pollution. A section of the exhibition will be devoted to material demonstrating the effects of smoke. The Annual Conference of the National Smoke Abatement Society will be held at the Museum on October 14-17, and will be opened by Captain Harry Crookshank, M.P., Secretary for Mines. Particulars of this Conference may be obtained from the Secretary of the Society, at 36 King Street, Manchester 2.

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