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Cost Reduction Proposal IRR NPV and Payback Period JB Chemical currently discharges liquid waste into Calgarys municipal sewer system However the Calgary municipal government has informed

Cost Reduction Proposal: IRR, NPV, and Payback Period

JB Chemical currently discharges liquid waste into Calgary's municipal sewer system. However, the Calgary municipal government has informed JB that a surcharge of $4 per thousand cubic liters will soon be imposed for the discharge of this waste. This has prompted management to evaluate the desirability of treating its own liquid waste.

A proposed system consists of three elements. The first is a retention basin, which would permit unusual discharges to be held and treated before entering the downstream system. The second is a continuous self-cleaning rotary filter required where solids are removed. The third is an automated neutralization process required where materials are added to control the alkalinity-acidity range.

The system is designed to process 500,000 liters a day. However, management anticipates that only about 200,000 liters of liquid waste would be processed in a normal workday. The company operates 300 days per year. The initial investment in the system would be $450,000, and annual operating costs are predicted to be $142,000. The system has a predicted useful life of ten years and a salvage value of $50,000.

(a) Determine the project's net present value at a discount rate of 16 percent. (Round to the nearest whole number.)
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(b) Determine the project's approximate internal rate of return.
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(c) Determine the project's payback period. (Round answer to two decimal places.)
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Could you Please explain how to do this on a BA II Plus financial calculator? Thank you!

 

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