2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid Production Cost Analysis 2021

2-Hydroxypropanoic acid or lactic acid is an organic acid. In appearance, it is white in solid-state and is miscible with water. In a liquid state, it is a colourless solution. The manufacturing of this chemical compound involves both artificial synthesis as well as natural sources. Lactic acid is also known as alpha-hydroxy acid or AHA.

Lactic acid is nearly ten times as acidic as acetic acid. Lactic acid is chiral with two enantiomers known as l-(+)-lactic acid or (S)-lactic acid and d-(−)-lactic acid or (R)-lactic acid.  Lactic acid is hygroscopic. Lactic acid is manufactured commercially by the bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates. It is manufactured by the fermentation of milk, often with racemic, although certain species of bacteria produce solely (R)-lactic acid.  It is also produced by chemical synthesis, using acetaldehyde that comes from coal or crude oil.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


2- Hydroxypropanoic Acid Production from Carbohydrates (molasses, starch, or whey) via Fermentation

2- Hydroxypropanoic Acid Production from Acetaldehyde via Hydrolysis

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