3-Hydroxypropanoic Acid Production Cost Analysis 2021

3-Hydroxypropanoic acid is an example of a carboxylic acid, particularly a beta hydroxy acid. It is an acidic viscous liquid with a pKa of 4.5. It is highly soluble in liquids like water, ethanol, and diethyl ether. Upon distillation, it dehydrates to form acrylic acid. 3-Hydroxypropanoic acid is used in the commercial manufacturing of several chemicals, such as acrylates. It is manufactured by engineered microbes. 

It acts as an intermediate in the breakdown of branched-chain amino acids and propionic acid from the stomach. When present at sufficiently high levels, 3-hydroxypropanoic acid can act as an acidogen and a metabotoxin. Acidosis occurs when arterial pH falls below 7. 35.  It plays a role as an Escherichia coli metabolite and a human metabolite.  It is extracted from propionic acid. It can be manufactured biochemically and can be used to produce a variety of commercial chemicals, especially acrylic acid, its esters, and their polymers. 3-Hydroxypropanoic acid can be directly produced from renewable resources or made from another biobased chemical such as levulinic acid.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of 3-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).


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