A Natural Gas Monetization Approach with Carbon Dioxide and Excess Heat Integration in Industrial Parks

Dhabia M. Al-Mohannadi, Raid J. Hassiba, Kholoud Abdulaziz, Patrick Linke

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The demand for natural gas, especially with the increasing production of shale gas, has created a significant need for effective strategies for natural gas monetization. Natural gas can be monetized through different options, as a fuel or converted into value-added products. However, environmental concerns of natural gas usage pose challenges the industry to adhere to emission reduction targets, while maintaining profitability. This work proposes an approach that considers natural gas allocation under carbon dioxide constraints and takes into account excess heat utilization to compare and identify alternative monetization paths. The heat integration will minimize the net energy demand of the industrial park cutting the overall methane demand and associated emissions. At the same time, the approach explores synergies available from utilizing excess process heat in the energy intensive carbon capture. This is illustrated through an example of an industrial cluster with natural gas monetization processes and options of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS). The work aims to help in planning industrial parks/clusters holistically and in drafting effective carbon dioxide management strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946



  • carbon dioxide emission reduction
  • heat integration
  • industrial parks
  • natural gas monetization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Al-Mohannadi, D. M., Hassiba, R. J., Abdulaziz, K., & Linke, P. (2017). A Natural Gas Monetization Approach with Carbon Dioxide and Excess Heat Integration in Industrial Parks. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (pp. 1963-1968). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 40). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63965-3.50329-9