NOX Emission Reduction by Non Thermal Plasma Technique
Journal of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages: 25-31
Received: Jun. 9, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 4, 2017; Published: Jul. 24, 2017
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Nasser Morgan, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt; Center of Plasma Technology, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Diaa Ibrahim, Egyptian Academy for Engineering and Advanced Technology, Cairo, Egypt
Ahmed Samir, Center of Plasma Technology, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
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The current work demonstrates the feasibility of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma technique for NOX pollution control. Atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge plasma reactor has been constructed for the treatment of the exhaust of 4kWs free load diesel engine. The nature and properties of the discharge were identified through studying electrical characterization of the discharge cell. The effect of applied voltage, discharge power and discharge length on the removal and energy efficiency of NOX has been investigated. Different parameters including, NOX removal efficiency, specific energy density and energy cost per molecule have been calculated, analyzed and interpreted. It has been found that the removal efficiency of NOX was varied from (16%-74%) at energy cost of values varied from (123-390 eV/molecule). The obtained data represents promising results and offers a solution for NOX pollution reduction.
Non Thermal Plasma, Apdbd, NOx Reduction, Efficiency, Energy Cost, Energy Density
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Nasser Morgan, Diaa Ibrahim, Ahmed Samir, NOX Emission Reduction by Non Thermal Plasma Technique, Journal of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 25-31. doi: 10.11648/j.jeece.20170202.12
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