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Aromatics BTX
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Aromatics BTX
Aromatics BTX (a.k.a. BTX) refers to mixtures of the aromatic hydrocarbons benzene, toluene, and xylene isomers in variable proportions. These chemicals can be obtained from several processes. However, most BTX production is based on the recovery of aromatics from the catalytic reforming of naphtha in petroleum refineries. BTX aromatics are very important petrochemical intermediates to produce a large number of petrochemicals, like ethylbenzene, cumene, cyclohexane, TDI, TPA, and phthalic anhydride, among others. It is a flammable and toxic product, so exposure should be avoided. The most relevant component of BTX mixture is benzene, followed by toluene, and xylene. Toluene is also valuable for use as a solvent and as a high-octane gasoline component.
70% of the world's benzene production comes from BTX mixtures, and it is mainly employed in the manufacture of plastics, resins, lubricants, drugs, pesticides, glues, adhesives, and gasoline. Toluene is used in the fabrication of paint thinners, glues, nail polish removers, and explosives. Xylenes are widely found as an industrial solvent in the paint, rubber, and leather industries, but are also employed in the production of isomers for the plastics and fibers industries.

Aromatics BTX Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining Aromatics BTX Manufacturing Costs

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand Commodity Cost of Production reports analyzing the costs of Aromatics BTX manufacturing processes. Each report describes an industrial plant based on a specific Aromatics BTX process. The report also presents an independent analysis of the costs of Aromatics BTX production, encompassing plant capital costs (capex) and plant operating costs (opex). All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2023).

Green BTX Production from Wood Chips

This report presents the economics of the production of a mixture of Benzene, Toluene and Xylenes (BTX) from wood chips. The economic analysis is based on a plant located in the United States. First, the biomass is dried and crushed. Then, the wood sawdust undergoes catalytic fast pyrolysis (CFP) yielding an effluent syngas composed of aromatics, olefins and volatiles. BTX is finally separated from the other components.

Details: 20 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report BTX E11A target a 20 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

BTX Production from Ethane

In this study, the process reviewed is a typical aromatization process producing a mixture of Benzene, Toluene and Xylenes (BTX) from ethane. In this analysis, ethane is first dehydrogenated to ethylene, which is oligomerized. The oligomers then cyclize to form naphthenes. They are finally dehydrogenated, yielding aromatics. The economic assessment assumes a plant located in the United States.

Details: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report BTX E21A target a 400 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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About Aromatics BTX. Aromatics BTX (a.k.a. BTX) refers to mixtures of the aromatic hydrocarbons benzene, toluene, and xylene isomers in variable proportions. These chemicals can be obtained from several processes. However, most BTX production is based on the recovery of aromatics from the catalytic reforming of naphtha in petroleum refineries. BTX aromatics are very important petrochemical intermediates to produce a large number of petrochemicals, like ethylbenzene, cumene, cyclohexane, TDI, TPA, and phthalic anhydride, among others. It is a flammable and toxic product, so exposure should be avoided. The most relevant component of BTX mixture is benzene, followed by toluene, and xylene. Toluene is also valuable for use as a solvent and as a high-octane gasoline component.

Aromatics BTX Uses. 70% of the world's benzene production comes from BTX mixtures,and it is mainly employed in the manufacture of plastics,resins,lubricants,drugs,pesticides,glues,adhesives,and gasoline. Toluene is used in the fabrication of paint thinners,glues,nail polish removers,and explosives. Xylenes are widely found as an industrial solvent in the paint,rubber,and leather industries,but are also employed in the production of isomers for the plastics and fibers industries.

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