Generation of synthesis gas by partial oxidation of natural gas in a gas turbine

R. Cornelissen, E. Tober, Jacobus B.W. Kok, Theodorus H. van der Meer

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The application of partial oxidation in a gas turbine (PO-GT) in the production of synthesis gas for methanol production is explored. In PO-GT, methane is compressed, preheated, partial oxidized and expanded. For the methanol synthesis a 12% gain in thermal efficiency has been calculated for the PO-GT process, while the product cost decrease with 7%. For DME synthesis simular results are achieved. More development on the reactor and turbine are needed to implement this process in the industry.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)3199-3207
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Partial oxidation
  • Synthesis gas
  • IR-78544
  • METIS-248909
  • Gas turbine

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