Hydrogenation Of Carbon Dioxide To Methanol

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Li, Yuehui, Kathrin Junge, and Matthias Beller. “Improving the Efficiency Of The
Hydrogenation of Carbonates and Carbon Dioxide to Methanol.” Chemcatchem 5.5 (2013): 1072-1074. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.
This study states that the recycling of carbon dioxide (CO2) cannot completely reduce the large concentrations of CO2 in the thermosphere, but it is indeed a functional process to produce modern chemicals. However, the process to hydrogenate CO2 with good selectivity and long term usage may require energy at high cost. Yuehui and Beller suggest that the intervention of more active and stable catalysts can lower the costs and increase the efficiency of the conversion of CO2 to methanol (CH3OH). Accordingly, they studied the
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“Catalytic Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation to Methanol: A Review Of
Recent Studies.” Chemical Engineering Research & Design: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part a 92.11 (2014): 2557-2567. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.
In this article, Jadhav et al. propose the chemical recycling of CO2 as a practical technique to generate methane, which has great demand in the chemical and energy industries. Economically, CO2 is inexpensive as it is obtained from any industrial or natural sources and human activities. The production of methane from the hydrogenation of CO2 can indeed substitute natural gas and petroleum oil since it provides an unrestricted and renewable source for fuels, hydrocarbons, and energy as well as the possibility to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Methanol synthesis by this process signifies an alternative form of energy and organic chemical production when fossil fuel sources are scarce. Indeed, Jadhav et al. conclude that the hydrogenation of CO2 is considered the most convenient technique economically after oil and gas in case appropriate conditions are used and later the most appropriate due to its inactive fossil fuel

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