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

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Chapter 7. Estimation of Capital Costs

What You Will Learn

• It takes up-front capital to construct a chemical plant.

• There are different levels of capital-cost estimation, roughly corresponding to the different levels of process diagrams discussed in Chapter 1.

• There are methods for estimating the cost of equipment for a chemical plant.

In Chapter 1, the information provided on a process flow diagram, including a stream table and an equipment summary table, was presented. In the next four chapters, this information will be used as a basis for estimating

1. How much money (capital cost) it takes to build a new chemical plant

2. How much money (operating cost) it takes to operate a chemical plant

3. How to combine items 1 and 2 to provide ...

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