Methyl ether

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(Chem.) a light, volatile ether CH3.O.CH3, obtained by the etherification of methyl alcohol; - called also methyl oxide or dimethyl ether.

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In the energy sector, methanol finds application in the manufacturing of Dimethyl ether (DME), a clean fuel that can be utilized as a substitute to propane.
A downstream bauxite industry was needed to slash imports of alumina, while processing coal to dimethyl ether gas would replace imported liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), he said.
Gadkari said the use of ethanol, methanol, bio-compressed natural gas, dimethyl ether and electricity should be increased as alternatives to crude oil, 70 per cent of which has to be imported.
In addition to the production of urea, MHI's flue gas CO2 capture technology can be used for a wide range of applications, including chemical applications such as production of methanol and dimethyl ether (DME), capture and storage of CO2 generated by thermal power plants and other facilities, and enhanced oil recovery (EOR), a method of increasing crude oil production by injecting CO2 into oil reservoirs with declining productivity.
It is useful to review and learn from the chemical kinetic mechanisms about analogous molecules such as dimethyl ether (DME), [PODE.sub.1], etc.
However, newer end-uses such as light-olefins production and energy applications, such as direct blending into gasoline and the production of biodiesel and DME (dimethyl ether), are rapidly changing the methanol palette, the study said.
On the basis of primary source, the global renewable methanol market can be segmented into biomass, industrial waste, municipal waste, and others; and on the basis of end-use application into formaldehyde, MTBE, gasoline, dimethyl ether, solvents, and others.
There was a proposal to produce dimethyl ether (DME) from natural gas to fuel power plants.
This solution was dissolved in 1 M of lithium perchlorate (LiCIO4) in tetraethylene glycol dimethyl ether. To determine whether or not the heme reacted with atmospheric oxygen, the researchers tested the heme-based chemistry by alternately exposing it to O2 and inert helium (He) atmospheres.
KOGAS is also looking for other opportunities in various sectors of the global energy market, including LNG tankers, floating storage re-gasification units, dimethyl ether (DME) production, small-scale LNG liquefaction plants and LNG bunkering.