For the first time, Smart Catalysts, an Iranian company,
has succeeded in industrial production of one ton of ethylbenzene to styrene
dehydrogenation catalyst and three tons of ammonia synthesis catalyst, said the
Ethylbenzene to styrene dehydrogenation catalyst is used in
Pars and Tabriz petrochemical plants and ammonia synthesis catalyst is used in
urea and ammonia producers such as Razi, Pardis, Khorasan, Hengam, Lordegan,
Kermanshah and Masjed Soleiman petrochemical plants.
Production of ethylbenzene dehydrogenation catalyst to
styrene will save $20 million and the ammonia synthesis catalyst saves the
country $50 million and there is no need to import these catalysts.
The whole process of making ethylbenzene dehydrogenation
catalyst to styrene and ammonia synthesis catalyst has been done based on local
knowledge and the efforts of local researchers.