||Carnol Process for CO2 Mitigation from Power Plants and the Transportation Sector.
Steinberg, M. ;
||Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY. Dept. of Advanced Technology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Carbon dioxide ;
Air pollution abatement ;
Electric power generation ;
Economic analysis ;
Experimental data ;
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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.