Having developed a leading reputation with chemical and refining customers around the world, Shell Catalysts & Technologies continues to deliver a wide range of unique and market leading catalyst solutions targeting multiple applications requiring aromatic saturation. As market leader in many applications, Shell Catalysts & Technologies brings deep expertise developing innovative and highly differentiated catalyst solutions to customers in solvents and diesel hydrotreating as well as gasoline fuel benzene removal and chemical grade benzene saturation.
Multiple catalyst types are used to achieve this saturation, with the catalyst choice depending on the feed properties (sulfur concentration, poison levels, etc.), the type of aromatics (Mono, Di, Tri, etc.) as well as the degree of saturation targeted (full, partial).
Shell Catalysts & Technologies' portfolio includes impregnated Nickel catalysts which maximize nickel surface area through optimal metal dispersion and are proven to give low hydrocarbon cracking characteristics, a desirable property, especially for lighter feeds.
The portfolio also includes bulk Nickel catalysts designed for high activity with maximum tolerance to poisons.
Catalysts are offered in a reduced and passivated form, allowing for low temperature activation. In addition, the catalysts are air passivated, dramatically reducing the risk of high temperature methanation reactions during the activation process.