|Details: 150 kta United States-based plant | Q2 2023 | 109 pages | See Versions From $1,199 USD|
This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of DL-Methionine production from acrolein, methyl mercaptan, and hydrogen cyanide (HCN). The process examined is a typical carbonate process. In this process, refined acrolein and methyl mercaptan are reacted to form MMP (also called methional), which is further reacted with hydrogen cyanide to generate DL-Methionine. This multi-step process includes: methional production; hydantoin intermediate production (from methional and hydrogen cyanide); reaction of hydantoin with potassium carbonate to produce potassium methioninate; and methioninate conversion to DL-Methionine.
This report, Methionine E41A, is a best-in-class examination of Methionine production, providing an 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 . . .