Halogenated hydrocarbon decomposition by steam thermal plasmas

Takayuki Watanabe, Shigehiro Shimbara

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Applications for the destruction of hazardous and waste materials such as halogenated hydrocarbons by reactive thermal plasmas are reviewed. For halogenated hydrocarbon decomposition, key technologies are the stable generation of DC steam plasmas and the off-gas treatment after the decomposition of halogenated hydrocarbon. Therefore, DC 100%-steam plasma characteristics were investigated for the application of halogenated hydrocarbon decomposition. The described steam plasma system is a portable light-weight plasma generation system that does not require any gas supply. The system has high energy-efficiency since cooling water is not needed. In addition, a dry process was developed for halogenated hydrocarbon decomposition and simultaneously adsorbing fluorine and bromine with solid alkaline reactants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-474
Number of pages20
JournalHigh Temperature Material Processes
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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