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Title: Field demonstration and commercialization of silent discharge plasma hazardous air pollutant control technology

Abstract

Silent electrical discharge plasma (dielectric barrier) reactors can decompose gas-phase pollutants by free-radical attack or electron-induced fragmentation. The radicals or electrons are produced by the large average volume nonthermal plasmas generated in the reactor. In the past decade, the barrier configuration has attracted attention for destroying toxic chemical agents for the military, removing harmful greenhouse gases, and treating other environmentally- hazardous chemical compounds. At the Los Alamos National Laboratory, we have been studying the silent discharge plasma (SDP) for processing gaseous-based hazardous chemicals for approximately five years. The key objective is to convert hazardous or toxic chemicals into non-hazardous compounds or into materials which are more easily managed. The main applications have been for treating off-gases from thermal treatment units, and for abating hazardous air-pollutant emissions (e.g., industrial air emissions, vapors extracted from contaminated soil or groundwater). In this paper, we will summarize the basic principles of SDP processing, discuss illustrative applications of the technology, and present results from small-scale field tests that are relevant to our commercialization effort.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]; ; ; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  2. High Mesa Technologies LLC, Santa Fe, NM (United States)
  3. Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
264030
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-96-1846; CONF-960252-6
ON: DE96012202
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. international symposium on environmental applications of advanced oxidation technologies, San Francisco, CA (United States), 28 Feb - 1 Mar 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; AIR POLLUTION; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY; HYDROCARBONS; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; REGULATIONS; PLASMA; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; ELECTRIC ARCS; CHEMICAL REACTORS; COMMERCIALIZATION; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS

Citation Formats

Rosocha, L A, Coogan, J J, Korzekwa, R A, Secker, D A, Reimers, R F, Herrmann, P G, Chase, P J, Gross, M P, High Mesa Technologies LLC, Irvine, CA, and Jones, M R. Field demonstration and commercialization of silent discharge plasma hazardous air pollutant control technology. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Rosocha, L A, Coogan, J J, Korzekwa, R A, Secker, D A, Reimers, R F, Herrmann, P G, Chase, P J, Gross, M P, High Mesa Technologies LLC, Irvine, CA, & Jones, M R. Field demonstration and commercialization of silent discharge plasma hazardous air pollutant control technology. United States.
Rosocha, L A, Coogan, J J, Korzekwa, R A, Secker, D A, Reimers, R F, Herrmann, P G, Chase, P J, Gross, M P, High Mesa Technologies LLC, Irvine, CA, and Jones, M R. Mon . "Field demonstration and commercialization of silent discharge plasma hazardous air pollutant control technology". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/264030.
@article{osti_264030,
title = {Field demonstration and commercialization of silent discharge plasma hazardous air pollutant control technology},
author = {Rosocha, L A and Coogan, J J and Korzekwa, R A and Secker, D A and Reimers, R F and Herrmann, P G and Chase, P J and Gross, M P and High Mesa Technologies LLC, Irvine, CA and Jones, M R},
abstractNote = {Silent electrical discharge plasma (dielectric barrier) reactors can decompose gas-phase pollutants by free-radical attack or electron-induced fragmentation. The radicals or electrons are produced by the large average volume nonthermal plasmas generated in the reactor. In the past decade, the barrier configuration has attracted attention for destroying toxic chemical agents for the military, removing harmful greenhouse gases, and treating other environmentally- hazardous chemical compounds. At the Los Alamos National Laboratory, we have been studying the silent discharge plasma (SDP) for processing gaseous-based hazardous chemicals for approximately five years. The key objective is to convert hazardous or toxic chemicals into non-hazardous compounds or into materials which are more easily managed. The main applications have been for treating off-gases from thermal treatment units, and for abating hazardous air-pollutant emissions (e.g., industrial air emissions, vapors extracted from contaminated soil or groundwater). In this paper, we will summarize the basic principles of SDP processing, discuss illustrative applications of the technology, and present results from small-scale field tests that are relevant to our commercialization effort.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/264030}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {7}
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