Business / Agriculture / Methanol: A liquid alcohol (also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol), formed in the destructive distillation of wood or made synthetically, and used especially as an alternative fuel, a gasoline additive, a solvent, an antifreeze, or a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. As a gasoline additive it lowers the carbon monoxide emissions but increases hydrocarbon emissions.

Coal Liquefaction

Science / Geology / Coal Liquefaction: The process of converting solid coal into a liquid fuel such as synthetic crude oil or methanol. MORE


Technology / Aviation / Dope: Preservative and pigmented coloring for fabric aircraft covering and paints, generally nitrate lacquer but generically used to denote all early shellac and coal-tar mixtures on up to present-day acryl MORE

Ruthenium (Ru)

Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Ruthenium (Ru): Atomic number: 44, Atomic mass: 101.1 g.mol -1, Electronegativity: 2.2, Density: 12.2 at 20°C, Melting point: 2250 °C, Boiling point: 4150 °C, Vanderwaals radius: 0.135 nm, Isotopes: 11, Ele MORE