Discharge based processing systems for nitric oxide remediation

S.A. Hashim, and C.S. Wong, and M.R. Abas, and K.Z. Hj. Dahlan, (2010) Discharge based processing systems for nitric oxide remediation. Sains Malaysiana, 39 (6). pp. 981-987. ISSN 0126-6039


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An electron beam (EB) flue gas test rig and a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor were tested for the removal of nitric oxide (NO) from gas stream in separate experiments. In both systems, energised electrons were used to produce radicals that reacted with the pollutants. The EB system was a laboratory scale test rig used to treat emission from a diesel run generator. At 1.0 MeV and 10 mA more than 90% NO removal from flue gases flowing at 120 Nm3/h can be achieved. For higher removal percentage, higher beam current was required. In a related effort, a table top, two tubes DBD reactor was used to process bottled gases containing 106 ppm NO. Total removal (>99%) was achieved when the inlet gas contained only NO and N2. Additional SO2 in the in let gas stream lowered the removal rate but was overcame by scaling up the system to 10 DBD tubes. The system was operated with input AC voltage of 35 kV peak to peak. In the EB treatment system, the amount of NO2 increased at high beam current, showing that the NO was also oxidised in the process. Whereas in the DBD reactor, the amount of NO2 remained insignificant throughout the process. This leads to the conclusion that the DBD reactor is capable of producing total removal of NO. This is highly desirable as post treatment will not be necessary.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Dielectric barrier discharge; electron beam; nitric oxide
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:7443
Deposited By: Mr Fazli Nafiah -
Deposited On:13 Aug 2014 06:03
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