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Acid Plant Database  May 19, 2019

Owner Wata Chemicals Ltd

Location Near Dhaka city
Background -
Website www.watachemical.com
Plant Narayanganj Plant
Coordinates* - -
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur Elemental Sulphur
Plant Capacity Original: 40 MTPD
2003: 60 MTPD
100 MTPD
SA/DA -  
Status Operating Operating
Year Built -  
Technology - MS Abhishek Engineering & Chemicals Ltd.
Contractor -  
Remarks 2003 - Plant capacity expanded from 40 to 60 MTPD  
General A leading chemical group in Bangladesh producing sulfuric acid, basic chrome sulphate powder, magnesium sulphate, zinc sulphate-mono, hepta, aluminum sulphate and Linear alkyl benzene sulfonic acid. Wata is a pioneer in the industry with annual sales of 10 to 30 million USD.  Growth and success is achieved by Enhancing the value we deliver to our customers Being globally competitive, Internationalization of our business, Improving shareholder value, Commitment to corporate sustainability, Strengthening stakeholder relationships and Providing new and innovative offerings. We try our best to achieve our goal through Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Fairness and Care.

The WATA Chemicals Limited is a Public Limited Company incorporated in Bangladesh on August 19, 1981 under the Company's Act, 1913 (repealed in 1994). Its shares are listed in the Dhaka Stock Exchange in 1992 and Chittagong Stock Exchange in 1994. The company specializes in basic chemical industry producing Sulfuric Acid, Aluminum Sulphate (Alum), Basic Chrome sulphate Powder (BCP), Linier Alkyl Benjamin Sulphonic Acid (LABSA), Zinc Sulphate (Fertilizer), Magnesium Sulphate (Fertilizer), which are consume in the country with entire goodwill and satisfaction of the end users. This is one of the biggest chemical industry-producing basic chemicals in the private sector.

Reference Chowdhury, B.A., Islam, M.S., Begum, F. and Parvez, A.M., "Design and Performance Analysis of a Cooling Tower in Sulfuric Acid Plant"
News March 3, 2019 - Wata Chemicals, a listed company, yesterday opened its second sulfuric acid plant built at an investment of nearly Tk 30 crore.  Sulfuric acid is mostly used in production of fertiliser, in refining water and petroleum and in manufacturing other chemicals such as hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfate salts, synthetic detergents, and dyes and pigments.  “Almost all the industries need sulfuric acid, so they will benefit from the new plant,” said Golam Dastagir Gazi, textiles and jute minister, while inaugurating the plant in Narayanganj.  The plant has created some jobs and will reduce import of the chemical as well, he said, adding that Bangladesh needs more industrial units to become a developed country.  Md Nazrul Islam, managing director of the company, said 25-30 percent of the total demand for sulfuric acid was met by imports currently.  “With the new plant, our production capacity will increase by 30,000 tonnes annually from previous 18,000 tonnes. As a result, the import of the chemical may go down.” The minister said industrialists would have to look after the local community while setting up factories, so that their lives are not affected by industrial pollution.  “Nowadays, new technologies are available which can help reduce industrial pollution. Industrialists are also aware of the technological development.”  Islam says Wata Chemicals is using new technologies so that adjacent farmlands are not affected.  The company supplies the product to battery and fertiliser factories and the water purifying units of the government, said Md Ali Ahsan, chief financial officer of the company.  Wata Chemicals' shares fell nearly 1 percent to Tk 530 on February 27, the last trading day of the week.

MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption

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