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Nov 2018
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

White Paper: Lithium - Emerging Lithium Extraction Technologies; Nemaska Lithium leads the charge

The revolution in battery technologies has caused a sharp acceleration in the demand growth for lithium and the trend is expected to continue.  Producers and technology licensors have invested significantly in the development of newer lithium extraction technologies.  Nexant provides a brief analysis of the emerging technologies and a more in-depth case study looking at Nemaska Lithium.
Nov 2018
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Lithium Extraction Technologies

This report is a comprehensive study of the lithium industry. In this study, Nexant has produced detailed analyses of the process technologies used for lithium extraction, cost of production estimates for several commercial and emerging extraction routes and sensitivity analyses for the cost of production.  As well as these detailed analyses, we provide an overview of industry trends, mining methods, geology and the lithium derivatives market.
Sep 2018
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Petrochemicals
Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Vinyl Chloride Monomer/Ethylene Dichloride (VCM/EDC)

This report provides a technical and economic review of processes for the production of ethylene dichloride (EDC) and vinyl chloride monomer VCM). Comparative economics are presented for 4 different EDC processes and 6 VCM processes in various geographic locations. Global and regional market analyses for EDC and VCM are also included.
Aug 2016
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Phosphate and NPK Fertilizers

This  report provides a technical and economic review of phosphate and NPK technologies. Comparative economics for different global locations (USGC, China, and the Middle East) are presented for the production of monoammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, triple superphosphate, and NPK 16.5-16.5-16.5  via a slurry granulation processes, as well as the the production of NPK 16.5-16.5-16.5 using nitrophosphate technology. A regional market analysis for ammonium phosphates and triple superphosphate is also included.
Jul 2016
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Petrochemicals
Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Chlor-Alkali

The electrolysis of a sodium chloride solution produces chlorine and sodium hydroxide.  In this report, electrochemical technologies and process economics for chlorine and sodium hydroxide production are discussed and evaluated.  Technologies include mercury cell, diaphragm cell, membrane cell, and membrane cell integrated with oxygen diffusion electrode or fuel cell.
Oct 2015
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Phosphoric Acid

This techno-economic report offers a review on conventional routes to phosphoric acid and process descriptions for several licensors of phosphoric acid technologies. The report also provides economics developed for several different global locations (USGC, China, and the Middle East) for the dihydrate, hemihydrate, purified wet phosphoric acid, and thermal phosphoric acid.
Dec 2014
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Urea

This techno-economic report offers a review on commercial routes to urea by providing process descriptions for several licensors of urea technologies. The report also provides economics developed for several different global locations (USGC, North Western Europe, the Middle East, and China) for prilling and granulation routes.
Dec 2014
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Sulfuric Acid

The chemistry and process technology for sulfuric acid production are reviewed.  Detailed descriptions and process economics are presented for the double absorption contact process and the wet sulfuric acid (WSA) contact process. Global and regional supply/demand balances are also given.
Nov 2014
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Ammonia

This report analyzes commercial and developing processes for the industrial production of ammonia, including a review of the main technology licensors. In-depth economics are presented for ammonia from natural gas and directly from hydrogen for world scale and large scale processes in the USGC, Western Europe and the Middle East.  Additionally, a comparison of the economics of ammonia production from coal and natural gas in China is provided.

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