Performance tests of newly developed adsorption/plasma combined system for decomposition of volatile organic compounds under continuous flow condition

Koji Inoue, Hiroshi Okano, Yukihiko Yamagata, Katsunori Muraoka, Yasutake Teraoka

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Abstract

The adsorption/plasma decomposition with the combination of adsorption honeycomb-sheets and a plasma element is a new technology for small-sized apparatuses to decompose volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at concentrations lower than about 100 ppm. The feasibility of the prototype adsorption/plasma decomposition apparatus was evaluated with the simulated exhausts containing one VOC component and with real exhausts from a painting booth and an adhesion factory. The apparatus decomposed VOCs effectively at the painting booth exhaust but not always satisfactorily at the adhesion factory exhaust. The performance test results with real exhausts were discussed with respect to the concentration and discharge pattern of the exhausts and the basic properties of the system such as cooperation of adsorption and plasma reaction and the concentration dependence of the performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Environmental Sciences
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)

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