Aromatics complex catalysts
Shell Catalysts & Technologies offers a portfolio of catalysts to add value throughout the aromatics complex. This includes next-generation trans-alkylation, ethylbenzene dealkylation (EBD), ethylbenzene reforming (EBR) and paraffin isomerisation catalysts that offer standout activity and selectivity, enabling operators to optimise plant economics and reduce their carbon footprint.
High activity and selectivity through molecular engineering
As a result of extensive research and development, Shell Catalysts & Technologies has developed a range of aromatics complex catalysts that feature engineered zeolites and novel metal functions. These features result in very high selectivity, providing minimal ring loss and reducing hydrogen consumption.
As robust systems, the aromatics catalysts offer high conversion rates at lower temperatures which leads to longer cycle lengths. Lower light hydrocarbon formation contributes to lesser value loss while higher catalyst activity lowers energy consumption. The aromatics portfolio catalysts can therefore help plant owners meet their commitments to eliminate or reduce such emissions at their facilities and improve sustainability.
For paraffin isomerisation, our latest-generation, low-density, high-activity catalyst ensures high throughput for high isomerate yield, with less cracking and hydrogen consumption.
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