Catalytic non-thermal plasma reactor for the decomposition of a mixture of volatile organic compounds

B, Rama Raju and Reddy, E L and Karuppiah, J and Reddy, P M K and Ch, Subrahmanyam (2013) Catalytic non-thermal plasma reactor for the decomposition of a mixture of volatile organic compounds. Journal of Chemical Sciences, 125 (3). pp. 673-678. ISSN 0974-3626

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The decomposition of mixture of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been studied in a catalytic non-thermal plasma dielectric barrier discharge reactor. The VOCs mixture consisting n-hexane, cyclo-hexane and p-xylene was chosen for the present study. The decomposition characteristics of mixture of VOCs by the DBD reactor with inner electrode modified with metal oxides of Mn and Co was studied. The results indicated that the order of the removal efficiency of VOCs followed as p-xylene > cyclo-hexane > n-hexane. Among the catalytic study, MnOx/SMF (manganese oxide on sintered metal fibres electrode) shows better performance, probably due to the formation of active oxygen species by in situ decomposition of ozone on the catalyst surface. Water vapour further enhanced the performance due to the in situ formation of OH radicals. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Active oxygen species; Better performance; Catalyst surfaces; Decomposition characteristics; In-situ formations; Non-thermal plasma reactors; Nonthermal plasma; Removal efficiencies
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Divisions: Department of Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 06:48
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