Dimethyl ether: A review of technologies and production challenges

Dimethyl ether is a well-known propellant and coolant, an alternative clean fuel for diesel engines which simultaneously is capable of achieving high performance and low emission of CO, NOx and particulates in its combustion

Zoha Azizi; Mohsen Rezaeimanesh; Tahere Tohidian; Mohammad Reza Rahimpour

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • Dimethyl ether is a well-known propellant and coolant, an alternative clean fuel for diesel engines which simultaneously is capable of achieving high performance and low emission of CO, NOx and particulates in its combustion
  • It can be produced from a variety of feed-stocks such as natural gas, coal or biomass; and can be processed into valuable co-products such as hydrogen as a sustainable future energy
  • Synthesis methods are classified according to their use of raw material type as direct and indirect methods as well as other routes, since different methods need their own operating condition
  • The available data for the selectivity to Dimethyl ether and its yield as a function of H2/CO and CO2 content of the feed is discussed

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