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This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of Concentrated Nitric Acid (99 wt%) production from ammonia. The process examined comprises two integrated units: a typical Medium Pressure process for weak nitric acid production; and a typical Sulfuric Acid concentration process for Concentrated Nitric Acid (99 wt%) production. In this process, ammonia is initially oxidized to nitric oxide at medium pressure (4 - 6 bar abs). The nitric oxide is oxidized to form nitrogen dioxide, and absorbed (at the same pressure) by water producing, 65 wt% Nitric Acid. Then, weak nitric acid (65 wt%) is concentrated up to 99 wt% Nitric Acid by extractive distillation using sulfuric acid as dehydrating agent.
This report, NA E21A, is a best-in-class examination of Nitric Acid 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 . . .