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dc.contributor.advisorEl-Halwagi, Mahmoud
dc.contributor.advisorMannan, Sam
dc.creatorOzinan, Ecem
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-16T20:34:42Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issued2017-12-07
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173145
dc.description.abstractThe recent discoveries of substantial reserves of shale gas have significantly impacted butadiene production and prices. Shale gas offers a competitive feedstock that can be used to produce a variety of chemicals and petrochemicals, including butadiene. The scope of this thesis is to examine the financial and technical viability of converting shale gas to butadiene and design a cost-effective, safe and environmentally friendly process. Traditional and innovative butadiene production routes were investigated and a base case was created for producing butadiene from shale gas via ethylene as an intermediate. Computer-aided process simulation (Aspen Plus) was used to design the process and to obtain the data necessary for economic evaluation and safety analysis. Two design scenarios were considered and compared in terms of profitability and safety risk level. Hazard Identification and Ranking (HIRA) system was selected to compare risk levels of each scenario since it gives quantitative results for each unit. Additionally, with the help of sensitivity analysis, the impact of price volatility of butadiene on the process profitability was evaluated. The results of this study show that there is a trade-off between profitability and risk level. Therefore, none of the scenarios are superior to others in terms of both economic and safety considerations.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectShale gas
dc.subjectnatural gas
dc.subjectbutadiene, upgrading
dc.subjectmonetization
dc.subjectprocess
dc.subjectdesign
dc.subjectintegration
dc.subjectsimulation
dc.subjecteconomics
dc.titleSafety and Techno-Economic Analysis of Shale Gas to Butadiene Process
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentChemical Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineSafety Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.levelMasters
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEl-Jack, Fadwa
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dc.date.updated2019-01-16T20:34:42Z
local.embargo.terms2019-12-01
local.embargo.lift2019-12-01
local.etdauthor.orcid0000-0002-5629-8016


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