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Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Fifth Edition by Debangsu Bhattacharyya, Richard Turton, Joseph A. Shaeiwitz, Wallace B. Whiting, Richard C. Bailie

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Project 2: Design and Optimization of a New 20,000-Metric-Tons-per-Year Facility to Produce Allyl Chloride at La Nueva Cantina, Mexico

C.2.1 Background

Recent developments at the Alabama plant have brought into question the stability of our allyl chloride production capacity. It has been noted that the North American market for allyl chloride consumption will probably grow extensively in the next decade and that additional production capacity may be needed. In order to maintain our current market share and to remain competitive in this market, it may become necessary to build a new allyl chloride facility.

With this in mind, a new (grassroots) production facility to produce commercial-grade allyl chloride is being investigated. This facility ...

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