Nitric Acid Production Cost Reports


Nitric Acid production cost report provides a comprehensive analysis and know-how for setting up a Nitric Acid production plant. The study covers all the requisite aspects that one needs to know for the production of Nitric Acid. This includes manufacturing processes, raw material requirements, utility requirements, infrastructure requirements, machinery and technology requirements, manpower requirements, packaging requirements, transportation requirements, etc.

Nitric Acid (HNO3), or aqua fortis and spirit of niter, is a nitrogen oxoacid in which the nitrogen atom is connected to a hydroxy group and by equivalent bonds to the remaining two oxygen atoms. It functions as a reagent and a protic solvent. It is the conjugate acid of a nitrate. It is a strong oxidising agent produced by the catalytic oxidation of ammonia.

Nitric acid looks like a pale yellow to reddish brown liquid in appearance. It produces red-brown fumes and has a choking odour. It's extremely toxic upon inhalation and is corrosive to metals or tissue. The extremely corrosive liquid can also cause serious burns.

It reacts with hydroxides, metals, and oxides, forming nitrate salts. Its respective freezing, boiling, and melting points are −42 °C, 83 °C, and -42 °C. It has a molar mass of 63.01 g/mol and a density of 1.51 g/cm³. It has a pH of around 3.01. Pure anhydrous nitric acid, a colourless mobile liquid (100%), has a density of 1.512 g/cm2, which upon solidifying, forms white crystals.

Nitric Acid is primarily used to produce fertilisers and has other applications in the manufacturing of nylon precursors, explosives (like nitroglycerin and TNT), and speciality organic compounds. The acid is used to produce ammonium nitrate, which has applications in the production of plastics, fertilisers and dyes. It is also used in the polymer industry. Furthermore, upon being combined with hydrochloric acid, it forms aqua regia, which is a reagent which is used to dissolve gold and platinum. In addition, it is also used to distinguish heroin and morphine using a colourimetric test. In the medical field, it is employed in its pure form as a caustic that helps remove chancres and warts. Its diluted solutions help treat dyspepsia.

Other end-uses of the acid include chloride testing in science laboratories; as the oxidiser in liquid–fueled rockets in the digestion process of solid sludge samples, turbid water samples, and other unique samples; as a chemical doping agent in electrochemistry for organic semiconductors; to purify raw carbon nanotubes among others.

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Nitric Acid Production from Ammonia

The report is a detailed study of economics of production of nitric acid by Ostwald’s Process. This process involves the high-temperature oxidation of anhydrous ammonia to nitric oxide in the presence of platinum or rhodium gauze.

Details: Germany - based plant   Q2 2023 From $ 2499.00 USD

Product Details

Particulars Details
Product Name Nitric Acid
Scope Manufacturing Process: Process Flow, Material Flow, Material Balance

Raw Material and Product Specifications: Raw Material Consumption, Product and Co-product Generation

Land and Site Cost: Offsites/Civil Works, Equipment Cost, Auxiliary Equipment Costs, Contingency, Engineering and Consulting Charges, Working Capital

Variable Cost: Raw Material, Utilities, Other Variable Costs

Fixed Cost: Labor Requirements and Wages, Overhead Expenses, Maintenance Charges, Other Fixed Costs

Financing Costs: Interest on Working Capital, Interest on Loans

Other Costs: Depreciation Charges, General Sales and Admin Cost
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in the local currency)
Pricing and Purchase Options Basic: US$ 1499
Premium: US$ 2999
Enterprise: US$ 4799
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirement of the customer
Post-Sale Analysts Report 10-12 weeks of post-purchase analyst support after report delivery for any queries from the deliverable
Delivery Format PDF and Excel format through email (editable version in PPT/Word format of the report can be also provided on special request)

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  • What should be the price of Nitric Acid?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a Nitric Acid manufacturing plant?

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