Chemical Engineering & Technology, Vol.37, No.9, 1493-1499, 2014
Steam and Dry Reforming Processes Coupled with Partial Oxidation of Methane for CO2 Emission Reduction
CO2 is thought to contribute to global climate change. A novel integrated process of steam methane reforming (SMR) and dry methane reforming (DMR) coupled to partial oxidation of methane (POX) has been developed that utilizes the compensating heat effects of DMR and POX and recycles a large amount of CO2 to the DMR+POX section. Both SMR and the integrated process were simulated using Aspen Plus and were optimized to operate under their respective optimum operating conditions. Modified mitigation cost (MMC) was implemented as the evaluation method. The results demonstrate that the combined process is more efficient than the SMR process due to its reutilization of CO2 and lower requirement of raw materials.