Given process

:
Methanol may b produced by the reaction of carbon dioxide and hydrogen:
CO 2 + 3H 2 → CH 3 OH + H 2 O

The fresh feed to the process contains hydrogen and carbon dioxide in
stoichiometric proportion, and 0.5% inerts (I). The reactor effluent passes to a
condenser, which removes essentially all of the methanol and water formed
and none of the reactants and inerts. The latter substances are recycled to
the reactor. To avoid build up of the inerts in the system, a purge stream is
withdrawn from the recycle. The feed to the reactor contains 2% inerts, and
the single pass conversion is 60%. Calculate the flow rates of the fresh feed,
the total feed to the reactor and the purge stream for a methanol production
rate f 1000 mol/hr.

CO2, H2, I

Reactor

Condenser

CO2, H2, I
Methanol
Water

9610 Products Recycle 1 Purge Recycle 2 Vapour Fraction 1.0000 994.051E+08 -1.33 Heat Flow [kJ/h] -3.0882 0.3 101.0000 0.0000 135.7538 113.3 101.9610 0.3 101.3 101.323E+08 0.3 Molar Flow [kgmole/h] 1989 2338 445 2317 4.9941 106.0000 994.0000 0.0000 556.0000 1666.4140 317.909E+08 -3.4 236.6323 0.0941 552.0000 0.5 155.0000 994.3 101.3 400.0 400.979E+04 3.0000 2783 5.0000 22.0000 1.107E+04 5.01 81.0000 Temperature [C] 400.6672 1657.0 400.0000 1.3 0.0000 1.7206 663.2073 21.597E+04 8.678E+04 0.0000 0.0000 1983.3 101.812E+08 -5.636E+07 -1.6323 0.0 400.0534 0.0000 0.6323 0.0000 114.7410 Mass Flow [kg/h] Liquid Volume Flow [m3/h] Flow (CO2) [kgmole/h] Flow (Hydrogen) Flow (Methanol) Flow (H2O) [kgmole/h] Flow (Nitrogen) Mass Flow [kg/h] Liquid Volume Flow [m3/h] Heat Flow [kJ/h] Comp Molar Comp Molar [kgmole/h] Comp Molar [kgmole/h] Comp Molar Comp Molar [kgmole/h] Flow (CO2) [kgmole/h] Flow (Hydrogen) Flow (Methanol) Flow (H2O) [kgmole/h] Flow (Nitrogen) Table 1: Table of results calculated by HYS .892E+08 0.0000 0.57 81.2200 135.0 Pressure [kPa] 101.0000 0.9610 135.0000 1.0882 3316.8262 0.678E+04 8.0 Pressure [kPa] 101.3 Molar Flow [kgmole/h] 4444 6761 4772 0.6104 994.0000 663.0 400.0000 0.05 -4.0000 -2.4122 1651.8262 0.1128 4967.76 15.RESULTS Below is the table of calculated results obtained by the HYSYS software: Name Fresh Feed To Reactor Vap Liq Overhead Vapour Fraction 1.0000 3.7232 1983.0000 1.699E+04 155.0000 0.0000 1.703E+08 -6.0 400.0000 Temperature [C] 400.6323 0.081E+04 58.0000 0.3 101.273E+08 Comp Molar Comp Molar [kgmole/h] Comp Molar [kgmole/h] Comp Molar Comp Molar [kgmole/h] Name 1105.0000 0.0000 97.0 400.918E+03 3.