Removal of toluene with a reverse flow non-thermal plasma-catalytic reaction system

LIANG Wen-jun 1 SUN Hui-pin 1 ZHU Yu-xue 1 LI Jian 1

(1.Key Laboratory of Beijing on Regional Air Pollution Control, Beijing University of Technology , Beijing, China 100124)

【Abstract】Combined with NTP, catalysis and reverse-flow technology, the effects on the temperature rise (∆T), specific energy density (SED) and energy efficiency (EE) of the system were investigated under the influence of different reaction system (grounding mode, wall thickness) and power supply (voltage and frequency). The effects of toluene removal (η) and products were also analyzed. The results showed that the reverse flow non-thermal plasma-catalytic reaction system had the best η and EE, which was 3.76 g/(kW·h). The differences in ∆T under three grounding conditions were not significant when the voltage was increased continuously. The concentrations of O3, η, SED and EE were the highest when the aluminum foil was grounded. The ∆T, η, SED and EE decreased with the increase of wall thickness. When three technologies were combined, it shows less NO2 generated, fewer types of organic by-products produced, high CO2 selectivity and the best toluene mineralization rate. When the frequency was fixed, the ∆T, η, SED were positively proportional to the voltage as voltage increased, while the EE showed the opposite correlation with voltage. When aluminum foil was grounded, the ∆T achieved 110.7 °C and the η was 74.05%. The concentration of the byproduct (O3) increased in the beginning, then decreased, and finally became 0 mg/m3. When the frequency changed while the voltage was fixed, the change rules were the same.

【Keywords】 non-thermal plasma; reverse flow; catalytic; toluene;


【Funds】 National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFC0204300) Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation (8162009)

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Vol 39, No. 12, Pages 4974-4981

December 2019


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  • 1 Experimental devices and methods
  • 2 Results and discussions
  • 3 Conclusions
  • References