The erosion of soot by oxidation in a non-thermal, atmospheric pressure plasma has been modelled using a simplified, two layer, kinetic scheme for the surface reactions coupled with a gas-phase reaction mechanism that is appropriate to diesel exhaust gas. Experimental measurements of the rate for carbon erosion and the evolution of CO and CO2 have been used to validate the model which has been extended to investigate the role of NOx, OH radicals and ozone in the plasma oxidation of the soot. © 2005 Science & Technology Network, Inc.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2005|