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Volume 13, Issue 1


Volume 13 (2015)

A comparison of carbon tetrachloride decomposition using spark and barrier discharges

Bogdan Ulejczyk
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  • Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warszawa, Poland
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/ Krzysztof Krawczyk
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warszawa, Poland
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/ Michał Młotek
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warszawa, Poland
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/ Krzysztof Schmidt-Szałowski
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warszawa, Poland
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/ Łukasz Nogal
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661 Warszawa, Poland
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/ Bolesław Kuca
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Published Online: 2014-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2015-0059


The decomposition of CCl4 in air was investigated at atmospheric pressure in two discharges. Reactors used to generate electrical discharges were powered by the same electric power supply. In both reactors, nearly 90% conversion of CCl4 was obtained. All chlorine was in the form of Cl2 in the process carried out in the barrier discharge, while in the spark discharge, COCl2 was formed. The conversion of CCl4 to COCl2 ranged from 2 to 12%. NO was formed in both discharges but the NO content in the gas leaving the reactors was 1.7–2.7% for the spark discharge and 0.045–0.06% for the barrier discharge. O3 was produced only in the barrier discharge and its content ranged from 0.1 to 0.2%.

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Keywords : plasma; gas cleaning; decomposition; DBD; spark discharge


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Received: 2014-01-14

Accepted: 2014-05-30

Published Online: 2014-12-04

Citation Information: Open Chemistry, Volume 13, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2391-5420, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2015-0059.

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