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Catalysts 2017, 7(4), 113; doi:10.3390/catal7040113

Abatement of VOCs Using Packed Bed Non-Thermal Plasma Reactors: A Review

Department of Applied Physics, Research Unit Plasma Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Received: 20 December 2016 / Revised: 6 April 2017 / Accepted: 7 April 2017 / Published: 12 April 2017
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Non thermal plasma (NTP) reactors packed with non-catalytic or catalytic packing material have been widely used for the abatement of volatile organic compounds such as toluene, benzene, etc. Packed bed reactors are single stage reactors where the packing material is placed directly in the plasma discharge region. The presence of packing material can alter the physical (such as discharge characteristics, power consumption, etc.) and chemical characteristics (oxidation and destruction pathway, formation of by-products, etc.) of the reactor. Thus, packed bed reactors can overcome the disadvantages of NTP reactors for abatement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as lower energy efficiency and formation of unwanted toxic by-products. This paper aims at reviewing the effect of different packing materials on the abatement of different aliphatic, aromatic and chlorinated volatile organic compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: abatement of VOC; packed bed reactors; non-thermal plasma abatement of VOC; packed bed reactors; non-thermal plasma

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Veerapandian, S.K.P.; Leys, C.; De Geyter, N.; Morent, R. Abatement of VOCs Using Packed Bed Non-Thermal Plasma Reactors: A Review. Catalysts 2017, 7, 113.

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