Destruction of environmental air contaminants using a non-thermal, ambient-pressure plasma

Shu Min Yin, Christos Christodoulatos, Kurt Becker, Agamemnon Koutsospyros

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Abstract

This project investigates the effectiveness of a non-thermal diffuse plasma technology for destruction of environmental air contaminants in advanced life support (ALS) systems. A novel technique to generate large-volume, diffuse, non-thermal plasmas at ambient pressure with very low power consumption (∼ 10 Watts/cm3 plasma volume) has been developed. Plasma characteristics, chemistry, and contaminant destruction efficiency for benzene, toluene, and n-heptane are reported. The results of our research provide the basis for a self-sufficient, low-power, trace contaminant destruction technology that can potentially be a viable candidate in a respirable atmosphere revitalization system or a contaminant source control in ALS applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2003
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Event33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2003 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 7 2003Jul 10 2003

Other

Other33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2003
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/7/037/10/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Yin, S. M., Christodoulatos, C., Becker, K., & Koutsospyros, A. (2003). Destruction of environmental air contaminants using a non-thermal, ambient-pressure plasma. In 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2003 https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-2501