Acetic Acid (common name: vinegar; scientific name: ethanoic acid) belongs to the lower carboxylic acid group. It’s most important application is in the polymer industry for the production of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM). It has a great scope in the health industry as it possesses anti-tumour properties, and also in the food industry as a souring agent. Other applications are in the production of esters and acetic anhydrides and as an industrial solvent.
Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Acetic 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).
The report is an economic study of the production of acetic acid by oxidation of acetaldehyde using metal catalyst, such as the naphthenate salts of manganese, cobalt, and chromium and air as an oxygen source.
This report includes a detailed study of production of acetic acid by oxidation of ethylene by using a palladium metal catalyst supported on a heteropoly acid such as silicotungstic acid and use of UV light for production of acetic acid at ambient temperatures and pressure making it more green and energy efficient.
This report presents an analysis of capital and operating costs of a -based industrial plant. For those interested in economic assessments considering other plant locations, Procurement Resource offers optional analyses that complement this report.