Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 47, Number 2, August 200911th International Symposium on High Pressure, Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XI)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||11th International Symposium on High Pressure, Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XI)|
|Published online||27 May 2009|
OH kinetics in photo-triggered discharges used for VOCs conversion
Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas – CNRS UMR 8578,
Université Paris-Sud, Bât. 210, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 20 March 2009
Published online: 27 May 2009
The kinetic of the hydroxyl radical is studied in N2/O2/H2O mixtures with small amounts of acetone or isopropyl alcohol (0.5%). The radical density is measured in absolute value in the afterglow of a photo-triggered discharge, which generates an homogeneous transient non-equilibrium plasma, using a time resolved absorption measurement method. For dry mixtures, experimental results are compared to predictions of a self-consistent 0D discharge and kinetic model. It is shown that dissociation of the VOCs through quenching collisions of nitrogen metastable states plays an important role in the production of OH. Measurements can not be explained looking only at the oxidation of acetone or IPA by the oxygen atom. This result is reinforced by experimental results about the OH density in wet mixtures, with or without VOCs, compared to dry ones.
PACS: 52.77.Fv – High-pressure, high-current plasmas / 82.33.Xj – Plasma reactions / 52.70.-m – Plasma diagnostic techniques and instrumentation
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