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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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).


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
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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