Title: Nonthermal plasma reactors and plasma chemistry

Authors: Graciela Prieto, Oscar Prieto, Carlos R. Gay, Akira Mizuno, Kazunori Takashima, Toshiaki Yamamoto

Addresses: Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Tucuman, Argentine Republic Ave. Independencia 1800, (4000) San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina. ' Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Tucuman, Argentine Republic Ave. Independencia 1800, (4000) San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina. ' Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Tucuman, Argentine Republic Ave. Independencia 1800, (4000) San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina. ' Department of Ecological Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan. ' Department of Ecological Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan Gakuen-cho, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan

Abstract: The main goal of this paper is focused in reviewing the last 22 years of the use of nonthermal plasma reactors as alternative technologies for the treatment of residual fluid substances, regarding the destruction of hazardous compounds or the synthesis of other valuable compounds. The electrical discharge processing has emerged as alternative plasma-based technologies. Electrical discharges can be produced in different forms, depending on the geometry of the reactor and the electrical power supply. The nonthermal plasma reactors were classified into: pulsed or DC corona discharge; silent discharge or dielectric barrier discharge; surface discharge; electrified packed-bed.

Keywords: nonthermal plasma reactors; plasma chemistry; corona discharge; silent discharge; barrier discharge; surface discharge; electrified packed-bed; electrical discharges.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2008.021780

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.4/5, pp.349 - 398

Published online: 04 Dec 2008 *

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