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Title: Improved methanol process increases production while reducing emissions

Abstract

The M.W. Kellogg Company of Houston, Texas has developed a new methanol production process design that reduces gaseous effluents while increasing production. Using membrane separation technology, the improved process recovers organic compounds from purge streams and converts them into additional methanol. Reportedly, the improved process can be easily and economically retrofitted to existing methanol production facilities. Furthermore, the concept illustrated by the methanol production process can be applied to other processes with significant vent streams containing feedstock compounds. The new recovery and recycle process design is described in this paper. 2 refs., 2 figs.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
159660
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Air Pollution Consultant
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: PBD: Mar-Apr 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 40 CHEMISTRY; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; METHANOL; PRODUCTION; METHANOL PLANTS; RETROFITTING; DESIGN; GASEOUS WASTES; REDUCTION; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; EMISSION

Citation Formats

NONE. Improved methanol process increases production while reducing emissions. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
NONE. Improved methanol process increases production while reducing emissions. United States.
NONE. Tue . "Improved methanol process increases production while reducing emissions". United States.
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title = {Improved methanol process increases production while reducing emissions},
author = {NONE},
abstractNote = {The M.W. Kellogg Company of Houston, Texas has developed a new methanol production process design that reduces gaseous effluents while increasing production. Using membrane separation technology, the improved process recovers organic compounds from purge streams and converts them into additional methanol. Reportedly, the improved process can be easily and economically retrofitted to existing methanol production facilities. Furthermore, the concept illustrated by the methanol production process can be applied to other processes with significant vent streams containing feedstock compounds. The new recovery and recycle process design is described in this paper. 2 refs., 2 figs.},
doi = {},
journal = {Air Pollution Consultant},
number = 2,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
}