Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
The purpose of this project was to model and design a plant to produce 75,000 tons per year of acrylic acid. Using the design in section B.9 of Richard Turton’s Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes as a starting point, a plant was designed based around the partial oxidation of propylene to acrylic acid. The final plant design produces about 86,000 tons per year of acrylic acid. Using an interest rate of 10%, the plant has a discounted cash flow rate of return of 32% over 2 years of startup and 10 years of operation. Attached is an executive summary of the proposed design, a process description, PFD, stream report, energy/utility summary, economic assessment, environmental, health, and safety concerns, and an appendix with the relevant data and calculations.
Acrylic, Acid, Simulation
Ferrier, Adam, "Design and Cost Analysis of Acrylic Acid Plant" (2019). Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 135.