Title: Application of plasma techniques for exhaust aftertreatment

Authors: Milan Pospisil, Ivan Viden, Milan Simek, Stanislav Pekarek

Addresses: Institute of Chemical Technology, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic. Institute of Chemical Technology, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic. Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), Czech Academy of Science, Za Slovankou, 3, 182 21 Prague 8, Czech Republic. Czech Technical University, Technicka 2, 166 27 Prague 6, Czech Republic

Abstract: The application of non-thermal plasma produced by electrical discharges in combination with catalytic converters for reduction of pollutants in automotive exhausts is reviewed in the text. The possibility of an efficient degradation of NOx and hydrocarbons (HC) in exhaust emissions is discussed. Conversion of various hydrocarbon types (toluene, n-heptane) affected by gliding discharge plasma was experimentally analysed using liquid and gas chromatography.

Keywords: non-thermal plasma; electrical discharge; exhaust aftertreatment; VOC; NOx.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2001.001974

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2001 Vol.27 No.1/2/3/4, pp.306-314

Available online: 15 Aug 2003 *

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