Internal Code: TV565
Assignment: Process Evaluation of Chemical Engineering
Question: Methanol is often generated via the syngas route using various raw materials such as coal and natural gas. As a design engineer, assuming that coal is the chosen raw material, please go through the available technologies for all four steps of methanol production via syngas including generation of syngas from coal, improvement in its quality, conversion of syngas into methanol and methanol purification. Show a comparison of available processes by providing their advantages/disadvantages and select the most appropriate process. Prepare a block flow diagram (BFD) and a process flow diagram (PFD) for the chosen process.
The report must include:
1. Investigation of available processes and justification of your choice of process.
2. Preparation of a BFD and PFD for the selected process.