gas·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌga-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce gasification (audio)
: conversion into gas
especially : conversion of coal into natural gas

Examples of gasification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carbon capture touted as climate solution The company, which recently converted its gasification plant into the fertilizer facility, said capturing and storing carbon underground will reduce the carbon impact of making ammonia fertilizer. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Feb. 2024 Solar home systems, hydro turbines, and gasification powered by rice husks—a resource that is abundantly available in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta—are also used to meet their energy needs. Keith Rabin, Foreign Affairs, 1 Oct. 2015 In the Fulcrum proposal, Earthjustice attorney James Pew sees an illustration of a national trend in which facilities that burn waste, including plastic, through a process like gasification or a similar method called pyrolysis, are working to skirt health protections in the Clean Air Act. James Bruggers, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Dec. 2022 For more than three decades, gasification technology has promised a smarter conversion of coal to electricity. IEEE Spectrum, 25 May 2012 The plants use pyrolysis, gasification or other methods to break down mixed-plastic waste into synthetic fuel, gas, and other products, using very high heat in chambers with little to no oxygen. The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2023 The 8,000-ton ship was built to carry hydrogen produced at a coal gasification facility in Australia to Japan for power generation and to fuel vehicles, among other uses. Elaine Kurtenbach, ajc, 15 Apr. 2023 That is a strategy that’s used in certain places, gasification of waste, municipal waste. IEEE Spectrum, 29 Mar. 2023 The bill’s definition of recycling does not include energy recovery or energy generation, including combustion, pyrolysis, or gasification. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 27 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gasification was in 1812

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“Gasification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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