Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether Production Cost Analysis 2021
Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), having the structural formula (CH3)3COCH3, is an organic compound. It is a colourless liquid with a distinctive anaesthetic-like odour. Its boiling point is 131°F. It is less dense than water and is miscible in water. MTBE is flammable and volatile in nature. It can be used as an octane booster in gasoline.
Methyl tert-butyl ether is a blending component of gasoline, which is further utilised as an oxygenate to help increase the octane number and to replace tetraethyllead (TEL). MTBE is produced through the chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene.
Methanol is extracted from natural gas, and isobutylene is extracted from butane, which is obtained from natural gas or crude oil. Thus, MTBE is extracted from fossil fuels. It is used as a fuel component in the fuel for gasoline engines. It belongs to the chemical group called oxygenates as they raise the oxygen content of gasoline.
Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether 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).