Fanavaran Petchem Plant Breaks Methanol Production Record

(Wednesday, April 24, 2019) 19:05

TEHRAN (NIPNA) – Iran’s Fanavaran Petrochemical Plant broke a new production record in the month of Farvardin which began on March 21 and ended on April 20.

The facility supplied 89,341 tons of methanol during the month, said the plant’s public relations office.

This is the highest monthly output of the company since its establishment back in 2004.

Ali Khan Zadeh, head of the facility announced the above, saying the output enhancement was made possible by observing all the relevant standards in operations.

This output is 1,106 tons above the facility’s rated production capacity.

Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol among others, is a chemical with the formula CH3OH (a methyl group linked to a hydroxyl group, often abbreviated MeOH). Methanol acquired the name wood alcohol because it was once produced chiefly by the destructive distillation of wood. Today, methanol is mainly produced industrially by hydrogenation of carbon monoxide.

Methanol is the simplest alcohol, consisting of a methyl group linked to a hydroxyl group. It is a light, volatile, colorless, flammable liquid with a distinctive odor similar to that of ethanol.

 


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