Process integration and economic analysis of gas-to-liquid process

Buping Bao, M. M. El-Halwagi, Nimir O. Elbashir

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Abstract

A process integration approach is adapted to the synthesis and optimization of a gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant. A new strategy for advanced Fischer Tropsch process was analyzed for alternative design. A framework was provided for evaluating and optimizing the performance of GTL plants. A base-case flowsheet was synthesized and developed with computer-aided process simulation tool ASPEN Plus for a GTL process. Process specifications and key design operations were determined from process performance. After that, integration analysis is carried out on mass and energy basis. The economic impact of alternative designs was estimated and the various designs were compared. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE 2010 Spring National Meeting (San Antonio, TX 3/21-25/2010).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, 10AIChE - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 21 Mar 201025 Mar 2010

Other

Other2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, 10AIChE
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period21/3/1025/3/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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Bao, B., El-Halwagi, M. M., & Elbashir, N. O. (2010). Process integration and economic analysis of gas-to-liquid process. In 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting and 6th Global Congress on Process Safety