A Decision Support System (DSS) to Select the Premier Fuel to Develop in the Value Chain of Natural Gas

Ahmad Mousaei; Mohammad Ali Hatefi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 60-76


  A value chain is a series of events that takes a raw material and with each step adds value to it. Global interest in the application of natural gas (NG) in production and transportation has grown dramatically, representing a long-term, low-cost, domestic, and secure alternative to petroleum-based fuels. ...  Read More

CFD Simulation of Dimethyl Ether Synthesis from Methanol in an Adiabatic Fixed-bed Reactor

Mohammad Golshadi; Reza Mosayebi Behbahani; Mohammad Reza Irani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2013, , Pages 50-64


  A computational fluid dynamic (CFD) study of methanol (MeOH) to dimethyl ether (DME) process in an adiabatic fixed-bed reactor is presented. One of the methods of industrial DME production is the catalytic dehydration of MeOH. Kinetic model was derived based on Bercic rate. The parameters of this equation ...  Read More