Production Cost Report

Adipic Acid Production Cost Reports

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Adipic Acid (a.k.a. Hexanedioic Acid, Bio-Adipic Acid) is one of the most important aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, with about 2.5 billion kilograms being produced per year. It is isolated as odorless, colorless crystals having an acidic taste. Adipic Acid undergoes the reactions of carboxylic acids, reacting at one or both carboxylic acid groups to form salts, esters, amides, nitriles, etc. Actually, because of the bifunctional nature of this acid, it is used in a number of industrial polymerization processes. Most of its worldwide consumption is destined for the manufacture of nylon 6,6 fibers and resins, and a small amount is still used captively to produce adiponitrile.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Adipic Acid production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Adipic Acid production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Adipic Acid Production from Cyclohexane - Cost Analysis | Adipic Acid E11A

This report presents a cost analysis of Adipic Acid production from cyclohexane in the USA. The process examined is a two-stage oxidation process, in which cyclohexane is initially oxidized with air to produce KA oil (mixture of cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol), and further oxidized with nitric acid to produce Adipic Acid.

Analysis: 350 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Biobased Adipic Acid Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | Adipic Acid E22A

This report shows a feasibility study of Bio-Adipic Acid production from glucose syrup in a plant located in the USA. The route examined is a two-step catalytic process similar to Rennovia process. In this process, glucose is first oxidized to produce glucaric acid, which is then hydrogenated to produce Adipic Acid.

Analysis: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

Bio-Adipic Acid Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | Adipic Acid E23A

This report assesses the economics of production of bio-based Adipic Acid. Differently from the report “Adipic Acid E22A”, the process examined in this report is a fermentation process similar to BioAmber process, in which glucose is fermented to adipic acid. The process under analysis assumes a plant located in the USA.

Analysis: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Crude Adipic Acid Purification - Cost Analysis | Adipic Acid E71A

This report presents the economics of high-purity Adipic Acid production starting from a crude adipic acid stream from a conventional two-stage oxidation process (similar to Invista technology). The crude stream passes through a series of purification steps that include centrifugation, crystallization and drying.

Analysis: 350 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages