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      Non-thermal plasma; mixture of VOCs; ozone; CO2; oxidation.

    • Abstract


      The decomposition of mixture of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been studied in a catalytic non-thermal plasma dielectric barrier discharge reactor. The VOCs mixture consisting n-hexane, cyclo-hexane and 𝑝-xylene was chosen for the present study. The decomposition characteristics of mixture of VOCs by the DBD reactor with inner electrode modified with metal oxides of Mn and Co was studied. The results indicated that the order of the removal efficiency of VOCs followed as 𝑝-xylene > cyclo-hexane > 𝑛-hexane. Among the catalytic study, MnOx/SMF (manganese oxide on sintered metal fibres electrode) shows better performance, probably due to the formation of active oxygen species by in situ decomposition of ozone on the catalyst surface. Water vapour further enhanced the performance due to the in situ formation of OH radicals.

    • Author Affiliations


      B Rama Raju1 E Linga Reddy1 J Karuppiah1 P Manoj Kumar Reddy1 Ch Subrahmanyam1

      1. Energy and Environmental Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad 502 205, India
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