Dehydrogenation of long chain paraffins (C10 – C14) to mono-olefins is the critical step in making Linear Alkyl-benzene (LAB) which are biodegradable detergents used extensively in the consumer market today. Paraffin dehydrogenation is an endothermic reaction limited by thermodynamic equilibrium. Higher temperatures and lower pressures favor higher paraffins conversions, but at the same time cause side reactions, such as deeper dehydrogenation to di-olefins and aromatics. This also leads to extensive coke formation and the catalysts for long chain paraffin dehydrogenation have usually short life time of 40–60 days.
The IDeH-15 catalyst can reduce the amount of coke during the process and increase its efficiency and life time.
The IDeH-15 catalyst is a type of platinum catalyst that is used in the process of linear paraffins dehydrogenation in petrochemical units. The catalyst has been developed on the basis of advanced technology and using nanotechnology in Ilya science and Technology Development Company, and it can minimize the effects of side reactions with high performance and produce products of high purity and quality.