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Table 5 Equipment costs, fixed capital costs, and total capital investment

From: Primitive techno-economic study of bio-diesel and bio-active compound production from microalgae

Item Cost ($)
Open pond 34,619,898
Centrifuge 3,422,686
Decanter centrifuge 7,964,516
 Solar dryer 217,474
 Reactors 504,060
 Distillation towers 619,329
 Evaporator 105,264
 L-L extractor 169,920
 Pumps 46,030
 Heat exchangers 118,911
 Mixers 312,721
 Gravity settlers 188,269
 Other 1,160,468
Purchased cost of equipment (PCE) 49,449,544
Contingency = 0.1 × PCE 4,944,954
Auxiliary facility = 0.25 × PCE 1,236,239
Fixed capital investment (FCI) 55,630,738
Working capital investment (WCI) = 0.15 × FCI 8,344,611
Total capital investment (TCI) 63,975,348