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Benzene Production Cost Reports

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Benzene (a.k.a. Benzol) is an organic compound, in the aromatic hydrocarbon class. More specifically, it is the simplest of these compounds, comprising of one single aromatic ring. Benzene is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic compounds. It is hardly found in its free form in nature, appearing only as traces in crude oil and coal. It was first isolated in 1825, with production starting in 1849 and growing rapidly in the 1950s, with the rising demand for polymers. Benzene is an extremely important chemical compound, being used as a versatile building block for a great variety of organic compounds, primarily aromatic ones.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Benzene 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 Benzene production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Benzene Production from Pygas - Cost Analysis | Benzene E11A

This report examines the costs related to Benzene production from pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) in the USA using a typical extractive distillation process. Initially, pygas is fractionated into 3 hydrocarbon cuts. The C6s fraction is then fed to an extractive distillation system to recover benzene with N-formylmorpholine.

Analysis: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Benzene Production from Pygas - Cost Analysis | Benzene E12A

It presents the economics of Benzene production from pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) in the USA using a typical hydrodealkylation process. Initially, pygas is fractionated into 3 hydrocarbon cuts. The C6-C8 fraction is then directed to the hydrodealkylation step, in which the aromatics content in the process stream are converted into benzene

Analysis: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Benzene Production from Toluene - Cost Analysis | Benzene E31A

It presents the economics of a selective toluene disproportionation process (STDP) for Benzene production in the USA. In the STDP, toluene is converted into benzene and xylenes (mainly, p-xylene). The reaction is carried out with a zeolitic catalyst, in a hydrogen atmosphere to minimize coke formation and side reactions.

Analysis: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Benzene Production from Toluene - Cost Analysis | Benzene E34A

This study presents the economic analysis for the construction of an industrial plant for Benzene production from toluene in the USA. Different from the report “Benzene E33A” this study reviews a toluene hydrodealkylation (THDA) technology similar to Houdry's Detol. In this process, toluene is converted over a fixed-bed catalyst into benzene and mixed xylenes.

Analysis: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Benzene Production from Heavy Aromatics - Cost Analysis | Benzene E61A

This report shows the costs associated with Benzene production from toluene and heavy aromatics in the USA using a typical transalkylation process. Toluene also undergoes disproportionation and hydrodealkylation to form benzene.

Analysis: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages