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This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of Acetaldehyde production from ethylene. The process examined is a typical two-step oxidation process. In this process, ethylene is oxidized by air to Acetaldehyde in tubular reactors, using a palladium/copper catalyst system. Acetaldehyde produced in a first reactor is flashed, so that an Acetaldehyde-water vapor mixture is separated and then distilled, yielding high-purity Acetaldehyde. The catalyst solution from the flash is oxidized in a second reactor and returned to the first reactor. Exhaust gases from both reaction steps are scrubbed for the recovery of residual Acetaldehyde.
This report, Acetaldehyde E11A, is a best-in-class examination of Acetaldehyde production, providing in-depth, comprehensive techno-economic analysis of the production technology examined, including:
- Process Description: raw materials and utilities consumption, products generation, labor requirements, list of equipment, characterization of site infrastructure, process flow diagram (PFD).
- Capital Cost Analysis: costs of plant construction, working capital, owners' costs, commissioning, start-up and contingency.
- Operating Cost Analysis: variable costs, fixed costs (salary, benefits & maintenance) and corporate overhead costs.
- And much more . . .