Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 81, Number 2, February 2018
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Plasma, Discharges and Processes|
|Published online||08 June 2018|
The synergetic effect of UV rays on the decomposition of xylene in dielectric barrier discharge plasma and photocatalyst process
Institute of Environmental Technology, College of Environmental & Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University,
Hangzhou, PR China
2 Environmental Science Research & Design Institute of Zhejiang Province, 310007 Hangzhou, PR China
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Received in final form: 10 April 2018
Accepted: 2 May 2018
Published online: 8 June 2018
The degradation of xylene in the dielectric barrier discharge plasma and photocatalyst process was studied, focusing on the synergetic effect of UV rays from plasma process and external UV lamps on the decomposition of xylene. The results showed that xylene could be decomposed by the discharge process in plasma system, whereas the UV rays from plasma process was very weak. After adding TiO2, the removal efficiency of xylene and energy yield in plasma process were enhanced since energetic particles activated the catalysis of TiO2. The removal efficiency of xylene and energy field in plasma and photocatalyst process combined with external UV lamps were further enhanced attributed to the degradation effect of plasma, the catalysis of TiO2 activated by plasma, the photolysis of UV rays and the photocatalysis of photocatalyst. The synergetic effect of UV rays from external UV lamps was obvious.
© EDP Sciences, 2018
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