PEP Review X-2-A
Aromatics BTX, Value
Published: January 1975
This report- a sequel to Process Economics Reviews Report No. X-l, Part I, on the values of ethylene and coproducts-projects the values of benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX) for 1976 and 1980. It is based in part on the results of Part I, which are shown in Table 1.1.
"Value" is defined as the cost of production (including depreciation of 10%/yr of fixed capital) plus 20%/yr of fixed capital charges for return on investment (ROI). Thus, the value is sharply distinguished from the price that will vary with market conditions.
Symbols and abbreviations used are listed at the end of this review.