American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Market Demand and Production Capacity Expansion of Hydrogen Peroxide in Bangladesh

Mohammad Rafiqul Islam and Mohammad Khairul Islam Sarkar

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2017.517.528

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 2

Pages 517-528


The work on production capacity expansion of hydrogen peroxide plants is part of an extensive research. In this research, the expansion of hydrogen peroxide plant, including the local current production and market demands of hydrogen peroxide has been highlighted. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is one of the basic chemicals. The market size of hydrogen peroxide in Bangladesh has been ever bigger than caustic soda. Textile, Dyeing, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Water Treatment, Soap, Pulp and Paper Industries are using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as huge quantity. Recently new application is developed for hydrogen peroxide in the effluent treatment of various organic wastes of refineries and other chemical industries. In Bangladesh, there are only four plants which are producing various grades and qualities of hydrogen peroxide. Among these, three plants are producing the 50.00% (w/w) and one plant is producing the 35.00% (w/w) concentration of hydrogen peroxide. But locally, the consumption of 50.00% (w/w) is higher than 35.00% (w/w) concentration of hydrogen peroxide. The current production capacity of hydrogen peroxide in Bangladesh is not adequate to meet the country's requirement. In Bangladesh, production of hydrogen peroxide is about 190 Ton Per Day (TPD) but demand is 350 Ton per Day (TPD) which is higher than the local production. In that case, some quantity of 50.00% (w/w) concentrates of hydrogen peroxide is being imported from foreign countries like as India, China, Korea and Thailand. To avoid imports the hydrogen peroxide and to meet the requirement of local consumers, either needs to install a new production plant or increase the capacity of the existing plant. Chemical Engineers recommend that the expansion of local plants is better than newly installed the plant and it will more competence. The main purpose of the study to introduce the answer regarding the basic question, "how will we expand the capacity of an existing H2O2 plant?" In this study, a complete expansion and operation data of the H2O2 manufacturing plant have been shown so that the plant can be run efficiently. Beside this, the properties, manufacturing procedures, applications and local demanding of hydrogen peroxide are briefly discussed in this study. Finally, this invention will be helpful for the engineering team, operation team and marketing team so that they can implement their own jobs in the expansion project.


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