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Chemical Economics Handbook

Nitric Acid

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction8
manufacturing process9
Basic process9
Process variations9
Catalysts9
Operating pressures10
Oxidation, absorption, and concentration10
Environmental issues11
Supply and demand by region13
World13
Capacity13
Salient statistics15
Production16
Consumption17
Ammonium nitrate (including calcium ammonium nitrate)20
Nitrobenzene20
Adipic acid21
Toluene diisocyanate (TDI)21
Metal nitrates21
Complex fertilizers21
Nitrochlorobenzene21
Other21
Trade21
North America23
Overview23
Capacity23
Salient statistics25
Consumption25
United States26
Producing companies26
Salient statistics29
Consumption29
Ammonium nitrate30
Adipic acid30
Nitrobenzene31
Toluene diisocyanate31
Metal treatment31
Metal nitrates32
Other32
Price33
Trade34
Canada35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics36
Consumption37
Price37
Mexico38
Producing companies38
Salient statistics39
Consumption40
Latin America41
Producing companies41
Capacity42
Salient statistics43
Consumption43
Trade45
Western Europe46
Producing companies46
Capacity48
Salient statistics50
Consumption50
Price52
Trade53
Central Europe56
Producing companies56
Capacity58
Salient statistics58
Consumption59
Trade60
Eastern Europe62
Producing companies62
Capacity64
Salient statistics65
Consumption66
Trade67
Middle East68
Producing companies68
Capacity70
Salient statistics71
Consumption71
Trade72
Africa74
Producing companies74
Capacity76
Salient statistics76
Consumption77
Trade78
Japan80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics81
Consumption82
Price83
China84
Producing companies84
Salient statistics88
Consumption89
Price90
Trade91
Southwest Asia93
Producing companies93
Capacity94
Salient statistics95
Production96
Consumption96
Trade97
Southeast Asia98
Producing companies98
Capacity 100
Salient statistics 100
Production 101
Consumption 102
Trade 103
Oceania 104
Producing companies 104
Capacity 105
Salient statistics 105
Consumption 106
Trade 106
Bibliography 108

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