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Methanol Production

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#1 Manue


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Posted 21 March 2024 - 06:56 PM

Can anyone explain how the addition of water to crude methanol facilitate easier removal of light ends (separation)?
I'm researching this but still unclear on it, thanks

#2 Brijesh02148


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Posted 17 April 2024 - 09:37 AM


Light ends can be separated from methanol through fractional distillation column. Adding water in crude methanol forms a separate layer due to density differences. Light would dissolve faster in water than in methanol so they can be separated with the water layer.

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#3 Pilesar


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Posted 17 April 2024 - 10:11 AM

Adding some water to methanol reduces the corrosion potential for some metals.

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