Hydrogenation of CO2 for methanol production

A. G J Van Der Ham*, H. Van Den Berg, A. Benneker, G. Simmelink, J. Timmer, S. Van Weerden

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Abstract

Converting CO2 to valuable products becomes increasingly interesting as CO2 emissions are restricted and penalties have to be paid. Different processes are evaluated and a systematic design is made for the most promising concepts. The goal is to produce 10 kton/yr methanol from a typical flue gas stream containing 12 mole % CO2. A mixture of 75 mole % H2/ 25 mole% CH4, the light ends byproduct stream of a cracker, is the source of hydrogen. The project is finalized with a detailed design of the units, heat integration, and a technical and economical evaluation. The process can be divided in several functions. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the CHISA 2012 - 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering and PRES 2012 - 15th Conference PRES (Prague, Czech Republic 8/25-29/2012).

Conference

Conference20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2012 and 15th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2012
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period25/08/1229/08/12

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    Van Der Ham, A. G. J., Van Den Berg, H., Benneker, A., Simmelink, G., Timmer, J., & Van Weerden, S. (2012). Hydrogenation of CO2 for methanol production. Paper presented at 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2012 and 15th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2012, Prague, Czech Republic.