The Lane hydrogen producer
was an apparatus for
based on the
and water gas
invented in 1903 by Howard Lane
Lane hydrogen producer was demonstrated in St. Louis in 1907 to inflate balloon for the Gordon-Bennet race.
Different Lane plants were in use around the world to inflate
and military balloons.
was commonly produced with
the single retort
like the Messerschmitt and
the Bamag type, Lane introduced the multiple retort type. In the
Lane generator water gas
was used to heat
the retorts up to 600-800 °C after which water gas-air was used in
the retorts. In the steam-iron process the iron oxydises and has to
be replaced with fresh metal, in the Lane hydrogen producer the
iron is reduced
with water gas back to its
metallic condition, after which the process restarts.
- 1909 - The Lane hydrogen producer
- Production of hydrogen by the steam-iron
- Single retort- Industrial Hydrogen,Hugh S.