THE DATA BASE. THE POTENTIAL FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION IN NINE SELECTED INDUSTRIES. VOLUME 9: STYRENE BUTADIENCE RUBBER. FIRST EDITION

The purpose of this study, contained in nine separate volumes, was to provide basic data on energy consumption in industry and to identify opportunities for energy conservation. Each volume is organized into 4 sections: section 1 is an introduction, section 2 describes the methodology employed in the study, section 3 contains executive summary tables of energy consumption data for each of the nine industries examined, and section 4 analyzes the data collected for one specific industry. Volume 9 discusses energy consumption data for the production sequence that results in the output of virgin styrene butadiene rubber (SBR). SBR is defined as any copolymer of butadiene and styrene containing over 50% butadiene by weight. The primary energy consumed in the production of one ton of virgin SBR is approximately 134 MMBTU. The cost associated with this amount of energy is $68.79/ton of SBR. When compared to the price for bulk shipments of virgin SBR which reported as $460/ton in 1970, the overall cost of primary energy represents about 15% of the bulk sales price. Two items of particular interest are discussed: the availability of raw material hydrocarbons and the reclaiming of waste rubber products.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Gordian Associates, Incorporated.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Industrial Programs, 12th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20461
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEA-188-D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM