The role of non-thermal plasma technique in {NOx} treatment: A review

Talebizadeh, Pouyan, Babaie, Meisam, Brown, Richard J., Rahimzadeh, Hassan, Ristovski, Zoran, & Arai, M. (2014) The role of non-thermal plasma technique in {NOx} treatment: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 40, pp. 886-901.

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Abstract

Non-thermal plasma (NTP) has been introduced over the past several years as a promising method for nitrogen oxide (NOx) removal. The intent, when using NTP, is to selectively transfer input electrical energy to the electrons, and to not expend this in heating the entire gas stream, which generates free radicals through collisions, and promotes the desired chemical changes in the exhaust gases. The generated active species react with the pollutant molecules and decompose them. This paper reviews and summarizes relevant literature regarding various aspects of the application of {NTP} technology on {NOx} removal from exhaust gases. A comprehensive description of available scientific literature on {NOx} removal using {NTP} technology is presented, including various types of NTP, e.g. dielectric barrier discharge, corona discharge and electron beam. Furthermore, the combination of {NTP} with catalyst and adsorbent for better {NOx} removal efficiency is presented in detail. The removal of {NOx} from both simulated gases and real diesel engines is also considered in this review paper. As {NTP} is a new technique and is not yet commercialized, there is a need for more studies to be performed in this field.

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ID Code: 83017
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Non-thermal Plasma, Nitrogen oxides removal, Diesel engines, Catalyst, Emission treatment, Pollution
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.194
ISSN: 1364-0321
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 40, December 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.194
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2015 03:12
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 17:07

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