Experimental Research on Toluene Degradation in Plasma as the Driving Force of Nanomaterials


Plasma technology has some shortcomings, such as higher energy consumption and byproducts produced in the reaction process. However non-thermal plasma associated with catalyst can resolve these problems. So this kind of technology was paid more and more attention to treat waste gas. In this paper, we make use of this technology to decompose toluene under different electric field and packed materials. At the same time, the mechanism of toluene decomposition using plasma and catalyst is discussed. The experimental results show toluene decomposition increases with electric field strength increasing and flow velocity and initial concentration decreasing. There are four conditions in plasma: without packed materials (1); with packed materials (2); with BaTiO3 in the surfaces of packed materials (3); and with nanometer Ba0.8Sr0.2Zr0.1Ti0.9O3 (4). Toluene decomposition represents a obvious trend, that is, η(4) > η(3) > η(2) > η(1). The best decomposition efficiency of toluene arrives at 95%.

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Zhu, T. , Li, X. , Zhao, W. , Xia, N. and Wang, X. (2015) Experimental Research on Toluene Degradation in Plasma as the Driving Force of Nanomaterials. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 5, 586-594. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2015.510057.

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