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C5 Selective Hydrogenation Process

The steam cracker crude C5 cut contains a significant amount of diolefins and olefins. For some downstream specific usages, there is an interest to significantly lower the amount of diolefins and maximize the olefins.

The selective hydrogenation of C5 diolefins into the corresponding olefins is achieved with a very high selectivity, that is to say while minimizing the conversion of olefins into saturates, through Axens C5 selective hydrogenation process.

The efficiency of the developed technology is based, among other elements, on a deep understanding of the reactivities of the various isomers, influence of contaminants, and importance of operating parameters including distribution.

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