Results for the destruction of environmental pollutants, using a novel multistage dielectric packed bed discharge plasma reactor (DPBD), carried out at an industrial scale flow rate of 300 L min-1 are presented. Some initial results on the combination of a MnO2 catalyst with the system are also given. Complete destruction of toluene is seen for an initial concentration of 10 ppm at a deposited energy density of 23 J L-1 (0.006 kW h Nm3-). This is an order of magnitude better than previous values indicating high energy efficiency. No NOx, a previously common byproduct in plasma processing, can be detected © 2008 American Chemical Society.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Aug 2008|