TITLE: Screening Evaluation: Synthetic Liquid Fuels Manufacture. Final Report.

AUTHOR: T. K. Chow;   D. W. Stanbridge.

INST.  AUTHOR: Parsons (Ralph M.) Co., Pasadena, Calif.


PUB.  TYPE: Technical Report

PUB.  COUNTRY: United States

SOURCE: Department of Energy [DEP],  Aug 77,  129p.


Various available and proposed gasification processes in combination with one methanol process in conceptual commercial size plant designs for production of clean liquid fuel from coal are compared. Additionally, a Fischer-Tropsch liquids plant design was included for direct comparison with a methanol case using one gasification process. The gasification processes screened in this study were entrained coal gasifiers representing commercial (Koppers-Totzek), near commercial (Texaco) and advanced concepts (Foster-Wheeler), as well as moving bed slagging gasifier (British Gas-Lurgi) now under development. The Chem Systems ebullating catalyst bed methanol process was used in combination with the above gasifiers. The British Gas-Lurgi gasifiers were used with the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis plant. The results indicate that there is an economic advantage to the advanced gasification systems for the production of methanol. They also show that there is an economic advantage to the production of methanol over that of Fischer-Tropsch liquids when the same type of gasifier is used in both plants. (ERA citation 03:007841)