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Title: Applications of pulsed power in advanced oxidation and reduction processes for pollution control

Abstract

A growing social awareness of the adverse impact of pollutants on our environment and the promulgation of environmental laws and regulations has recently stimulated the development of technologies for pollution abatement and hazardous waste destruction. Pulsed power shows strong promise for contributing to the development of innovative technologies aimed at these applications. At Los Alamos we are engaged in two projects which apply pulsed power technology to the environment: the use of relativistic electron beams and nonequilibrium plasmas for the destruction of hazardous organic compounds in aqueous-based and gaseous-based medial, respectively. Electron beams and nonequilibrium plasmas have also been applied to the treatment of flue gases such as SO{sub x} and NO{sub x} by other researchers. In this paper, we will describe our electron-beam and plasma experiments carried out on hazardous waste destruction. Additionally, we will describe the scaling of electron-beam and nonequilibrium plasma systems to industrial sizes, including discussions of electron accelerator architecture, comparison of continuous-duty versus repetitively pulsed accelerators, plasma-discharge modulators, and needed pulsed power technology development.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10183050
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-93-2220; CONF-930616-27
ON: DE93019118; TRN: 93:025392
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. IEEE pulsed power conference,Albuquerque, NM (United States),21-23 Jun 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ELECTRON BEAMS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE PROCESSING; POLLUTION CONTROL; NON-EQUILIBRIUM PLASMA; ACCELERATORS; RADICALS; PULSE TECHNIQUES; DOSE RATES; OXIDATION; REDUCTION; 052001; 400201; CHEMICAL AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Rosocha, L A, Coogan, J J, Secker, D A, and Smith, J D. Applications of pulsed power in advanced oxidation and reduction processes for pollution control. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Rosocha, L A, Coogan, J J, Secker, D A, & Smith, J D. Applications of pulsed power in advanced oxidation and reduction processes for pollution control. United States.
Rosocha, L A, Coogan, J J, Secker, D A, and Smith, J D. Sun . "Applications of pulsed power in advanced oxidation and reduction processes for pollution control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10183050.
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abstractNote = {A growing social awareness of the adverse impact of pollutants on our environment and the promulgation of environmental laws and regulations has recently stimulated the development of technologies for pollution abatement and hazardous waste destruction. Pulsed power shows strong promise for contributing to the development of innovative technologies aimed at these applications. At Los Alamos we are engaged in two projects which apply pulsed power technology to the environment: the use of relativistic electron beams and nonequilibrium plasmas for the destruction of hazardous organic compounds in aqueous-based and gaseous-based medial, respectively. Electron beams and nonequilibrium plasmas have also been applied to the treatment of flue gases such as SO{sub x} and NO{sub x} by other researchers. In this paper, we will describe our electron-beam and plasma experiments carried out on hazardous waste destruction. Additionally, we will describe the scaling of electron-beam and nonequilibrium plasma systems to industrial sizes, including discussions of electron accelerator architecture, comparison of continuous-duty versus repetitively pulsed accelerators, plasma-discharge modulators, and needed pulsed power technology development.},
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