Optimal design and synthesis of shale gas processing and NGLs recovery process

Jian Gong, Fengqi You

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Abstract

The past decades have witnessed the fast development of the global shale gas industry. It is predicted that shale gas production will be substantially expanded in the future, resulting in a need for additional facilities to absorb the burgeoning supplies of shale gas [1]. As midstream infrastructure in the shale gas value chain, shale gas processing plants separate valuable constituents, such as natural gas liquids (NGL), from raw shale gas feedstocks, and remove the undesired constituents to meet product specifications in the downstream distribution network. Multiple technology alternatives have been developed for various separation operations in a shale gas processing plant, but the optimal extent of constituent separation and removal, as well as the best technology selection and operation strategy has not been determined for the entire shale gas processing and NGLs recovery. Moreover, sustainability has emerged as a critical consideration in the design and synthesis of energy systems [2]. Therefore, it is worth research effort to develop sustainable shale gas processing plants that demonstrate the best process economics while minimizing the overall environmental impacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing and Systems Technology Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting
PublisherAIChE
Pages975-976
Number of pages2
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781510818569
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventComputing and Systems Technology Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Nov 8 2015Nov 13 2015

Other

OtherComputing and Systems Technology Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period11/8/1511/13/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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