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Identify all assumptions made and any factors that significantly affect this study. Make recommendations. Should the design project proceed to the next stage? Note Students sometimes complain that a project is not feasible at this stage and should be abandoned. g. anticipated oil price rises, shortages of key commodities, etc. If a project does not appear feasible, it may be necessary to complete the design study in readiness for possible market changes and more favourable economic conditions. , necessary to make the project profitable and feasible, rather than as a detailed statement of loss per annum.

G6. An important point is that for most uses concerned with chemical production, the acid must be concentrated above its azeotropic point to greater than 95%(wt). Conversely, the commercial manufacture of ammonium nitrate uses nitric acid below its azeotropic point in the range 50-65%(wt). If the stronger chemical grade is to be produced, additional process equipment appropriate to super-azeotropic distillation is required. There is a potential health hazard when handling, and operating with, nitric acid.

A protective barrier in the form of high shipping costs, has in the past effectively closed the domestic market. Worldwide annual production of nitric acid is at present approximately 34 million tonnes. The USA, UK, Poland and France are the largest producers. The trend in the last decade has been for growth by the larger producers, very much at the expense of the smaller ones. The global scene is a much more stable market. This can be attributed historically to consumption being more broadly based with a sizable consumption in chemical production processes.

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