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Main Title Conversion of ammonia plants to methanol production /
Author Heiser, Daniel P. ; Heiser, Danial P.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Standards Development and Support Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise and Radiation, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Standards Development and Support Branch,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-AA-SDSB-82-3; PB82-177494
Stock Number PB82-177494
OCLC Number 123307167
Subjects Ammonia. ; Methanol.
Additional Subjects Methyl alcohol ; Ammonia ; Industrial plants ; Technology ; Feasibility ; Capitalized costs ; Revisions ; Fuels ; Design ; Performance evaluation ;
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ELCD  EPA AA-SDSB-82-3 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 05/04/2011
NTIS  PB82-177494 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 15 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report investigates the technical feasibility and capital cost of converting an ammonia plant to a methanol plant, both using natural gas as a feedstock. It was determined that the ammonia industry, which currently produces about 20 million tons of ammonia per year in the United States, could convert their facilities to produce 16.4 million tons per year of methanol, or a fuel oil equivalent of 150,000 barrels per day. Such a conversion would cost about $2.1 billion, compared to a cost of $3.1 billion for building new natural gas-based methanol plants of the same capacity. While converting ammonia plants to methanol production has favorable capital costs over that of building new plants, the savings of one-third is not large, particularly considering the effects of eliminating (or reducing) ammonia production. Thus, it would appear at this time that large savings cannot be obtained from the conversion of ammonia plants to methanol production.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 15). Technical report. "EPA-AA-SDSB-82-3." Cover title. "February 1982."