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Title: Two new methanol converters

Two novel converter systems were developed for the manufacture of methanol from synthesis gas: the Gas-Solid-Solid Trickle Flow Reactor (GSSTFR) and the Reactor System with Interstage Product Removal (RSIPR). In the GSSTFR version, the product formed at the catalyst surface is directly removed from the reaction zone by means of a solid adsorbent. This adsorbent continuously trickles over the catalyst bed. High reactant conversions up to 100% can be achieved in a single pass so that the usual recycle loop for the unconverted reactants is absent or greatly reduced in size. In the RSIPR version, high conversions per pass are achieved in a series of adiabatic or isothermal fixed bed reactors with selective product removal in absorbers between the reactor stages. The feasibility and economics of the two systems are discussed on the basis of 1,000 tpd methanol plants compared with a low-pressure Lurgi system.
Authors:
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  1. (Twente Univ. of Technology, Enschede (NL))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6462994
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Hydrocarbon Process.; (United States); Journal Volume: 67:11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 42 ENGINEERING; LURGI CFB GASIFICATION PROCESS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; METHANOL; SYNTHESIS; METHANOL PLANTS; ADSORPTION; CATALYTIC CONVERTERS; ECONOMICS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; FLUIDIZED BED REACTORS; ISOTHERMAL PROCESSES; LURGI PROCESS; SYNTHESIS GAS; ALCOHOLS; COAL GASIFICATION; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; FUEL DISPERSION REACTORS; GASES; GASIFICATION; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; REACTORS; SORPTION; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 090222* -- Alcohol Fuels-- Preparation from Wastes or Biomass-- (1976-1989); 420900 -- Engineering-- Waste Processing Plants & Equipment-- (-1989); 421000 -- Engineering-- Combustion Systems