International Journal of Modern Computation, Information and Communication Technology

ISSN 2581-5954

July 2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, p. 57-60.​​

Simulation of DME Production from Carbon dioxide by Indirect Process    
R. Govindarasu, K. Hema Divya*, B. Dhilipan, N. Dhanush
Department of Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur-602 117. India.
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Dimethyl ether (DME) is a clean and economical alternative fuel which can be produced from natural gas, synthesis gas and from flue gas. The properties of DME are very similar to those of LPG gas. DME can be used for various fields as a fuel such as power generation, transportation, home heating and cooking, etc. It contains no sulfur or nitrogen. An innovative process of synthesis of DME from flue gas is developed. It is an innovative process since the raw material is one of the greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide is used for the synthesis. This gas is abundantly available in the environment. The cement industry releases lot of carbon dioxide gas. This gas can be utilized for production of Dimethyl ether. The feasibility of the process is verified using ASPEN simulation.

Keywords: ASPEN plus; Simulation; Dimethyl ether production; Greenhouse gases.


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