Comparative analysis of catalyst operation in the process of higher paraffins dehydrogenation at different technological modes using mathematical model

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This paper presents the results of comparative analysis of three run cycles of platinum catalyst for higher paraffins C9–C14 dehydrogenation process, performed using mathematical model. The results of model calculations were compared with the experimental data obtained at the industrial unit. It was established that deactivation of the platinum dehydrogenation catalyst is influenced by the technological modes of its operation, such as temperature, pressure, hydrogen/feedstock molar ratio and water supply. In the process of higher paraffins dehydrogenation, the phenomenon of platinum catalyst self-regeneration is observed. This occurs due to the action of feedstock components, in particular water and hydrogen involved in oxidation and hydrogenation of intermediate condensation products (coke structures). Model calculations showed that with a decrease in the hydrogen/feedstock molar ratio and simultaneous increase in water supply, depending on the temperature and composition of feedstock, it is possible to slow down deactivation process and increase the catalyst service life. This fact was experimentally confirmed at industrial unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1672-1682
Number of pages11
JournalPetroleum Science and Technology
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2018



  • catalyst
  • deactivation
  • dehydrogenation
  • higher paraffins
  • hydrogen
  • mathematical model
  • molar ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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