LAPSE

LAPSE:2018.0811
Conference Presentation
LAPSE:2018.0811
A novel sustainable design for production of liquid fuels
Leila Hoseinzade, Thomas A Adams II
October 30, 2018
In this study, a novel biomass-gas-and-nuclear-to-liquids (BGNTL) process is proposed. In this process, nuclear heat is used as the heat source of a steam methane reforming (SMR) process. In a prior work, a rigorous model was developed for the integrated nuclear heat and steam methane reforming process in the gPROMS software package. This model was applied to simulate the integrated nuclear heat and SMR section of BGNTL in Aspen Plus within the other process sections. The BGNTL process was considered for producing different fuels including gasoline & diesel or dimethyl ether (DME). Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is considered as an optional section. The performance of the BGNTL process was compared against a non-nuclear process called biomass-and-gas-to-liquids (BGTL). The efficiency, economics, and environmental impact analyses show that the BGNTL process to produce DME is the most efficient, economic and environmentally friendly process among the considered designs. As a result of this process integration, an efficiency of up to 54 HHV% and a net present value of $600 million can be achieved without using the optional carbon capture system. Furthermore, the cradle-to-grave greenhouse gas emission analysis indicate that BGNTL to DME process without carbon capture and storage has 57% and 25% lower emissions than a coal-to-DME and natural gas-to-DME processes, respectively. In additions, it was found that all the studied designs leads a net negative greenhouse gas emissions when carbon capture and storage option is enabled.
Suggested Citation
Hoseinzade L, Adams TA II. A novel sustainable design for production of liquid fuels. (2018). LAPSE:2018.0811
Author Affiliations
Hoseinzade L: McMaster University
Adams TA II: McMaster University
[Login] to see author email addresses.
Conference Title
CSCHE 2018
Conference Place
Toronto, Canada
Year
2018
Publication Date
2018-10-31
Version Comments
Original Submission
Record Map
Conference Presentation

LAPSE:2018.0811
This Record
External Link

doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-64235-6.50245-X
External Link

doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.08.031
Download
Files
[Download 1v1.pdf] (969 kB)
Oct 30, 2018
License
CC BY-SA 4.0
Meta
Record Statistics
Record Views
225
Version History
[v1] (Original Submission)
Oct 30, 2018
 
Verified by curator on
Oct 30, 2018
This Version Number
v1
Citations
Most Recent
This Version
URL Here
http://psecommunity.org/LAPSE:2018.0811
 
Original Submitter
Leila Hoseinzade
Links to Related Works
Directly Related to This Work
 
Successor Works