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Main Title Carnol Process for CO2 Mitigation from Power Plants and the Transportation Sector.
Author Steinberg, M. ;
CORP Author Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY. Dept. of Advanced Technology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher Jan 96
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/R-96/003;
Stock Number PB96-145065
Additional Subjects Carbon dioxide ; Methane ; Air pollution abatement ; Electric power generation ; Carbinols ; Conversion ; Economic analysis ; Experimental data ; Flowsheets ; Tables(Data) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB96-145065 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/18/1996
Collation 30p
The report describes an alternative mitigation process that would convert waste carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon and methanol using natural gas as process feedstock. The process yields 1 mole of methanol from each mole of CO2 recovered, resulting in a net zero CO2 emission when the methanol is used as transportation fuel to displace petroleum. Further CO2 can be mitigated by sequestering the carbon byproduct. A computer simulation of the process was used to perform materials and energy balances. Preliminary economics of the process are evaluated. Two process modifications are identified that could lead to further improvements.