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The Economical Production of Alcohol Fuels from Coal-Derived Synthesis Gas. Quarterly Technical Progress Report Number 6 - January 1, 1993 to March 1993.

West Virginia University

Part 1, Pages 1 44, 3.52 MB
Part 2, Pages 45 85, 4.33 MB

Table of Contents

Part 1, Pages 1 44, 3.52 MB

Executive Summary

1

1.

Task 1.  Reaction Studies

5

 

1.1

Introduction

6

1.2

Accomplishments, Results, and Discussion

6

1.2.1

Laboratory Setup

6

1.2.2

Molybdenum-Based Catalyst Research

6

1.2.3

Lanthanide Oxide Catalyst Research

9

1.2.4

Reaction Engineering

10

1.3

Conclusions and Recommendations

18

1.4

Future Plans

18

1.5

Appendices for Task 1

18

1.6

References for Task 1

19

2.

Task 2.  Process Synthesis and Evaluation

20

2.1

Introduction

20

2.2

Accomplishments, Results, and Discussion

20

2.2.1

Process Design

20

2.2.2

Base Case 1

20

2.2.3

Base Case 2

30

2.2.4

Base Case 3

39

Part 2, Pages 45 85, 4.33 MB

 

 

2.2.5

Base Case 4

45

2.2.6

Discussion of Base Cases

47

2.2.7

Application of Simulated Annealing for Optimization of Chemical Process Flowsheet

57

2.2.8

Economic Analysis

58

2.2.9

Fuels Evaluation

61

2.3

Conclusions and Recommendations

70

2.4

Future Plans

70

2.5

Appendices for Task 2

71

2.5.1

Appendix 2-1

71

2.5.2

Appendix 2-2

75

2.5.3

Appendix 2-3

79

2.5.4

Appendix 2-4

81

2.6

References for Task 2

85