Application of plasma catalysis system for C4F8 removal

Ya Sheng Chen, Kuan Lun Pan, Moo Been Chang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Octafluorocyclobutane (C4F8) with a GWP100 (global warming potential) of 10,000 times of CO2 is listed as potent greenhouse gas. Therefore, development of effective control technologies for reducing C4F8 emissions has become an emerging issue to be addressed. In this study, decomposition of C4F8 was investigated via three systems including catalytic hydrolysis, non-thermal plasma, and plasma catalysis, respectively. Decomposition of C4F8 achieved with catalytic hydrolysis reaches the highest efficiency of 20.1%, being obtained with γ-Al2O3 as catalyst in the presence of 10% H2O(g) and operating temperature of 800 °C. For plasma-based system, the highest C4F8 conversion obtained with non-thermal plasma is 62% at a voltage of 23 kV. As for the plasma catalysis system, 100% C4F8 conversion efficiency can be achieved at an applied voltage of 22–23 kV. The effects of various parameters such as gas flow rate and C4F8 concentration on plasma-based system show that the plasma catalysis also has better resistivity for the high gas flow rate. The highest energy efficiency of 0.75 g/kWh is obtained for the gas flow rate of 500 mL/min, with the C4F8 conversion of 41%. The highest conversion 89% was achieved with the O2 content of 0.5%. Addition of Ar improves the performance of plasma-based system. When Ar is controlled at 20%, C4F8 conversions obtained with plasma catalysis reach 100% at applied voltage of 22–23 kV even in the presence of 5% O2. The main products of the C4F8 conversion include CO2, NOx, and COF2 when O2 is added into the system. As water vapor is added, HF is also formed. This study has confirmed that combined non-thermal plasma with catalyst system to convert C4F8 is indeed feasible and has good potential for further development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57619-57628
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume28
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Non-thermal plasma
  • Octafluorocyclobutane (CF)
  • Plasma catalysis
  • γ-AlO

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Application of plasma catalysis system for C4F8 removal'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this