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Table 2 Process parameters for selected chemical products[17],[19]–[25]

From: Utilization of renewably generated power in the chemical process industry

Product Temperature level reaction (°C) Pressure level reaction (bar) Production (1,000 t/a) Energy consumption (kWh/t product)
Ammonia 280 to 320 400 to 500 2,700 4,000 to 8,000
Methanol 250 to 400 50 to 350 1,500 4,000 to 8,000
Sulfuric acid 200 to 500 1 to 5 4,500 40
Ethylene oxide 230 to 270 10 to 20 1,050 1,500
Adipic acid 80 to 170 5 to 15 100 9,200
Chlorine 80 to 90 1 to 5 4,000 2,300 to 3,700
Polyethylene 75 to 105 15 to 40 2,000 1,500
Polypropylene 60 to 85 20 to 45 2,000 325
Polyvinyl chloride 40 to 75 6 to 12 1,850 915
Ethylene    5,060 6,500 to 9,000
1,3 Butadiene    2,400 2,500
Benzol    1,880 3,500
Acetic acid 150 to 200 15 to 30 150 1,850
Propylene oxide 35 to 50 2 to 3 810 4,300