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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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Chapter 10: Profitability Analysis

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • There are different methods for estimating the profitability of a proposed chemical process.

  • These methods do not always give the same result.

  • Certain methods are more appropriate for specific situations.

  • The impact of uncertainty can be included in these profitability estimates using a Monte-Carlo analysis.

This chapter will explain how to apply the techniques of economic analysis developed in Chapter 9. These techniques will be used to assess the profitability of projects involving both capital expenditures and yearly operating costs. A variety of projects will be examined, ranging from large multimillion-dollar ventures to much smaller process improvement projects. Several criteria ...

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