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Gaseous Fuels and their Chemical Composition

Chemical composition of some common gaseous fuels - like coal gas, natural gas, propane and more

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Chemical composition of some common gaseous fuels:

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Composition (%)
FuelCarbon Dioxide
(CO2)
Carbon Monoxide
(CO)
Methane
(CH4)
Butane
(C4H10)
Ethane
(C2H6)
Propane
(C3-H8)
Hydrogen
(H2)
Hydrogen Sulfide
(H2S)
Oxygen
(O2)
Nitrogen
(N2)
Carbon Monoxide   100                
Coal Gas 3.8 28.4 0.2       17.0     50.6
Coke Oven Gas 2.0 5.5 32       51.9   0.3 4.8
Digester Gas 30   64       0.7 0.8   2.0
Hydrogen             100      
Landfill Gas 47 0.1 47       0.1 0.01 0.8 3.7
Natural Gas 0 - 0.8 0 - 0.45 82 - 93   0 - 15.8   0-1.8 0 - 0.18 0 - 0.35 0.5 - 8.4
Propane Gas       0.5 - 0.8 2.0 - 2.2 73 - 97        
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