Decomposition of Toluene by Atmospheric Pressure Microwave Plasma Generated Using Metal Salt-impregnated Carbon Felt Pieces
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Atmospheric pressure microwave plasma (APMP) could be easily generated even in air by using carbon felt pieces impregnated with a metal salt such as alkali metal chlorides, alkali earth metal chlorides, and so on (CF/metal salt). As one of applications, the decomposition and complete removal of toluene, one of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as environmental air pollutants, with APMP assisted by CF/NaCl and CF/CaCl<SUB>2</SUB> was examined. Consequently, we succeeded in decomposing and removing it completely without carbon monoxide formation and CF consumption.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 36(4), 526-527, 2007-04-05
The Chemical Society of Japan