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Effect of TiO2/GAC and water vapor on chloroform decomposition in a hybrid plasma-catalytic system

(2017) Effect of TiO2/GAC and water vapor on chloroform decomposition in a hybrid plasma-catalytic system. Environmental Technology (United Kingdom).

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This paper presents the combination of TiO2/GAC catalyst and NTP for the decomposition of chloroform using a DBD reactor. The experiments were performed using an AC transformer as the power supply system to determine the optimal conditions of the chloroform conversion in the presence of a hydrogen-rich substance, that is, water vapor. TiO2/GAC enhanced the removal efficiency and also CO2 selectivity significantly, leading to an acceptable conversion rate at SIEs higher than 400 J L−1. The adsorption property of GAC was noticed to be an effective factor for catalytic activity by increasing the residence time, although the higher retention time prevented the accurate determination of chlorine and carbon balance. Selectivity toward HCl was improved considerably from 24.3 to 64.3 over catalyst when water was fed as a hydrogen-rich compound. At the same time, the harmful chlorinated by-products such as TCBA and TCE declined significantly. A noticeable enhancement in the selectivity toward CO2 was observed when both catalyst and water were introduced, regardless of the inlet concentration. Our findings suggest that the hybrid of NTP with TiO2/GAC will highly be effective in the abatement of chloroform, and the addition of H2O will successfully decline harmful chlorinated by-products. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Item Type: Article
Keywords: chloroform; decomposition; H2O; NTP-catalysis; TiO2/GAC
Page Range: pp. 1-10
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Technology (United Kingdom)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Identification Number: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1349185
ISSN: 09593330
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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