Advances in Synthesis Gas: Methods, Technologies and Applications

Advances in Synthesis Gas: Methods, Technologies and Applications

Syngas Products and Usages

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Mohammad Reza Rahimpour, Mohammad Amin Makarem, Maryam Meshksar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918787

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Advances in Synthesis Gas: Methods, Technologies and Applications: Syngas Products and Usage considers the applications and usages of syngas for producing different chemical materials such as hydrogen, methanol, ethanol, methane, ammonia, and etc. Besides, power generation in fuel cell or in combination with heat from syngas, as well as iron reduction with economic and environmental challenges for syngas utilization are described in detail.

Key Features

  • Introduces various chemicals produced from syngas
  • Describes power and energy generation from syngas
  • Discusses environmental challenges of syngas utilization with economic assessments


Academic area: Academic students and professors, Researchers; Academic disciplines: Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Oil and gas engineering; Industrial area: Refinery and petrochemical engineers, Energy producers and utilities, Power generation plants, Process design companies, Oil, gas and petrochemical industries, R & D departments

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Chemicals Production from Syngas
    1. Introduction to syngas products and applications
    2. Hydrogen production from syngas
    3. Ammonia production from syngas
    4. Methane production from syngas
    5. Methanol production from syngas
    6. Ethanol production from syngas
    7. Mixed higher alcohols production from syngas
    8. Acetic acid and CO chemicals production from syngas
    9. Diesel, naphtha, gasoline and wax production from syngas
    10. Fuel gas production from syngas
    11. Biofuel production from syngas

    Section II: Energy Production from Syngas and other Applications
    12. Power generation from syngas
    13. Combined heat and power application of syngas
    14. Application of syngas in Fuel cells
    15. Syngas utilization in the iron and steel industry
    16. Chemical Vapor Deposition by Syngas on Nanoparticles: Application to Drug Delivery

    Section III: Syngas Challenges
    17. Environmental impacts of syngas
    18. Future prospects and industrial outlook of syngas applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918787

About the Editors

Mohammad Reza Rahimpour

Mohammad Reza Rahimpour
Prof. Mohammad Reza Rahimpour is a professor in Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University joint with University of Sydney, Australia 1988. He started his independent career as Assistant Professor in September 1998 at Shiraz University. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour, was a Research Associate at University of California, Davis from 2012 till 2017. During his stay in University of California, he developed different reaction networks and catalytic processes such as thermal and plasma reactors for upgrading of lignin bio-oil to biofuel with collaboration of UCDAVIS. He has been a Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University from 2005 till 2009 and from 2015 till 2020. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour leads a research group in fuel processing technology focused on the catalytic conversion of fossil fuels such as natural gas, and renewable fuels such as bio-oils derived from lignin to valuable energy sources. He provides young distinguished scholars with perfect educational opportunities in both experimental methods and theoretical tools in developing countries to investigate in-depth research in the various field of chemical engineering including carbon capture, chemical looping, membrane separation, storage and utilization technologies, novel technologies for natural gas conversion and improving the energy efficiency in the production and use of natural gas industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Mohammad Amin Makarem

Mohammad Amin Makarem
Dr. Mohammad Amin Makarem is a research associate at methanol institute, Shiraz University. His research interests are gas separation and purification, nanofluids, microfluidics, catalyst synthesis, reactor design and green energy. In gas separation, his focus is on experimental and theoretical investigation and optimization of pressure swing adsorption process, and in the gas purification field, he is working on novel technologies such as microchannels. Recently, he has investigated methods of synthesizing bio-template nanomaterials and catalysts. Besides, he has collaborated in writing and editing various books and book-chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley, as well as guest editing journals special issues.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Methanol Institute, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Maryam Meshksar

Maryam Meshksar
Maryam Meshksar is a research associate at Shiraz University. Her research has focused on gas separation, clean energy, and catalyst synthesis. In gas separation, she is working on membrane separation process, and in the clean energy field, she has worked on different reforming-based processes for syngas production from methane experimentally. She has also synthesized novel catalysts for these processes which are tested in for the first time. Besides, she has reviewed novel technologies like microchannels for energy production. Recently, she has written various book-chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

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