Using phenol as a model organic pollutant we studied and characterized an innovative advanced oxidation process in water using a prototype dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor in which electrical discharges are produced in the air above the water surface. Phenol is decomposed quite efficiently in this reactor operated at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. The process selectivity to form CO2 is, however, to be improved since a large fraction of the treated organic carbon is unaccounted for. The rate of phenol conversion increases linearly with the reciprocal of the pollutant initial concentration, suggesting the operation of a mechanism of inhibition by products as found earlier for oxidation of volatile organic pollutants in air plasmas.

Characterization of plasma-induced phenol advanced oxidation process in a DBD reactor

MAROTTA, ESTER;CERIANI, ELISA;SHAPOVAL, VOLODYMYR;SCHIORLIN, MILKO;PARADISI, CRISTINA
2011

Abstract

Using phenol as a model organic pollutant we studied and characterized an innovative advanced oxidation process in water using a prototype dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor in which electrical discharges are produced in the air above the water surface. Phenol is decomposed quite efficiently in this reactor operated at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. The process selectivity to form CO2 is, however, to be improved since a large fraction of the treated organic carbon is unaccounted for. The rate of phenol conversion increases linearly with the reciprocal of the pollutant initial concentration, suggesting the operation of a mechanism of inhibition by products as found earlier for oxidation of volatile organic pollutants in air plasmas.
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