Achieving a More Sustainable Process Design for the Production of Methanol

Cristina Calvera Plaza, Marta Gonzalez Garcia, Ana Diez Callau, Emmanouil Papadakis

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Methanol is an important chemical product because it can be used as a raw material for the production of other chemicals (1), for example dimethyl carbonate, formaldehyde and methyl tert-butyl ether and it is also one of the most produced bulk chemicals with an annual global production of 100 million metric tonnes per year (1). Methanol can be produced using different reaction paths, for example natural gas. If natural gas is used for methanol production then CO2 is produced, utilized and can be emitted. Therefore, achieving a more sustainable design for the production of methanol is beneficial in order to reduce the process CO2 carbon footprint. 
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
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