Title: Mechanisms for formation of organic and inorganic by-products and their control in nonthermal plasma chemical processing of VOCs

Authors: Shigeru Futamura, Masami Sugasawa

Addresses: Planning Headquarters, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba West, 16-1 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8569, Japan. ' Excited State Chemistry Group, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba West, 16-1 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8569, Japan

Abstract: This paper presents the major by-products derived from Nonthermal Plasma (NTP) chemical processing of different types of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), mechanisms for their formation, effects of reactor types and additives such as water and gaseous oxygen on by-product distribution, and safe operations of NTP reactors for the removal of VOCs.

Keywords: VOC removal; volatile organic compounds; NTP; nonthermal plasma; by-products; mechanism; suppression; VOCs; dielectric barrier discharge reactors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2008.021787

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.4/5, pp.471 - 483

Available online: 04 Dec 2008 *

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