@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13214,
	  title     = {Processes Simulation Study of Coal to Methanol Based on Gasification Technology},
	  author    = {Po-Chuang Chen and  Hsiu-Mei Chiu and  Yau-Pin Chyou and  Chiou-Shia Yu},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This study presents a simulation model for converting coal to methanol, based on gasification technology with the commercial chemical process simulator, Pro/II® V8.1.1. The methanol plant consists of air separation unit (ASU), gasification unit, gas clean-up unit, and methanol synthetic unit. The clean syngas is produced with the first three operating units, and the model has been verified with the reference data from United States Environment Protection Agency. The liquid phase methanol (LPMEOHTM) process is adopted in the methanol synthetic unit. Clean syngas goes through gas handing section to reach the reaction requirement, reactor loop/catalyst to generate methanol, and methanol distillation to get desired purity over 99.9 wt%. The ratio of the total energy combined with methanol and dimethyl ether to that of feed coal is 78.5% (gross efficiency). The net efficiency is 64.2% with the internal power consumption taken into account, based on the assumption that the efficiency of electricity generation is 40%.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering},
	  volume    = {4},
	  number    = {5},
	  year      = {2010},
	  pages     = {351 - 359},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13214},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/41},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 41, 2010},
	}