Non-thermal plasmas for non-catalytic and catalytic VOC abatement

Non-thermal plasmas for non-catalytic and catalytic VOC abatement,10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.08.060,Journal of Hazardous Materials,Arne M. Vandenbroucke,R

Non-thermal plasmas for non-catalytic and catalytic VOC abatement  
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This paper reviews recent achievements and the current status of non-thermal plasma (NTP) technology for the abatement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Many reactor configurations have been developed to generate a NTP at atmospheric pressure. Therefore in this review article, the principles of generating NTPs are outlined. Further on, this paper is divided in two equally important parts: plasma-alone and plasma–catalytic systems. Combination of NTP with heterogeneous catalysis has attracted increased attention in order to overcome the weaknesses of plasma-alone systems. An overview is given of the present understanding of the mechanisms involved in plasma–catalytic processes. In both parts (plasma-alone systems and plasma–catalysis), literature on the abatement of VOCs is reviewed in close detail. Special attention is given to the influence of critical process parameters on the removal process.
Journal: Journal of Hazardous Materials - J HAZARD MATER , vol. 195, pp. 30-54, 2011
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