A Facile Approach for Direct Decomposition of Nitrous Oxide Assisted by Non-Thermal Plasma

Sk, Mahammadunnisa and Enkoda, L R and Reddy, P M K and Ch, Subrahmanyam (2013) A Facile Approach for Direct Decomposition of Nitrous Oxide Assisted by Non-Thermal Plasma. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 10 (5). pp. 444-450. ISSN 1612-8850

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Direct decomposition of nitrous oxide (N2O) was studied in a non-thermal plasma (NTP) dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor operated under ambient conditions. Influence of various parameters like discharge gap, input power, residence time, and N2O concentration were studied to achieve high conversions. The conversion decreased with increasing flow rate and N2O concentration. Typical results indicated that N2O decomposition may be efficient at high residence time and low concentrations. The degree of N2O decomposition varied between 30 and 100% with the power variation between 0.5 and 2.7 W. Interesting observation is that packing the discharge volume with dielectric materials (ceramic, glass, and Al2O3 beads) improved the conversion. Under the same experimental conditions, the effect of the dielectric materials followed the order: ceramic beads > glass beads > Al2O3 beads > no packing. It was concluded that packed bed plasma reactor may be an efficient way for the reduction of N2O emissions.

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Ch, Subrahmanyamhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2643-3854
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dielectric barrier discharge; dielectric packing; input power; nitrous oxide; non-thermal plasma
Subjects: ?? sub5.8 ??
Divisions: Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Siva Shankar K
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 07:32
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 06:33
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/62
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppap.201200114
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1612-8850/
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