A Method for Sustainable Carbon Dioxide Utilization Process Synthesis and Design

Rebecca Frauzem, Kasper Fjellerup, Kosan Roh, Tuan Nguyen, Pichayapan Kongpanna, Suttichai Assabumrungrat, Jay H. Lee, Rafiqul Gani

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As a result of increasing regulations and concern about the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are a primary focus for reducing emissions and improving global sustainability. One method to achieve reduced emissions, is the conversion of CO2 to useful compounds via chemical reactions. However, conversion is still in its infancy and requires work for implementation at an industrial level. One aspect of this is the development of a methodology for the formulation and optimization of sustainable conversion processes. This methodology follows three stages for the process synthesis, design and more sustainable design. Using a superstructure-based approach a network of utilization alternatives is created linking CO2 and other raw materials with various products using processing blocks. This will then be optimized and verified for sustainability. Detailed design has also been performed for various case studies. These case studies include multiple pathways for the production of methanol and the production of dimethyl carbonate (DMC). From detailed design and analysis, CO2 conversion processes show promise as an additional method for the sustainable reduction of CO2 emissions. 
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: 8 Nov 201513 Nov 2015


Conference2015 AIChE Annual Meeting
LocationSalt Palace Convention Center
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Internet address


  • Carbon dioxide conversion
  • Sustainability
  • Process synthesis


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  • 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting

    Rebecca Frauzem (Participant)

    8 Nov 201513 Nov 2015

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