Comparative Study of the Decomposition of CCl4 in Cold and Thermal Plasma

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Decomposition of carbon tetrachloride was studied in an inductively coupled thermal plasma reactor and in a low temperature, non-equilibrium plasma reactor, in neutral and oxidative conditions, respectively. In neutral conditions formation of solid soot, aliphatic- and cyclodienes was observed in equilibrium, and products, such as Cl2 and C2Cl 6 were detected in non-equilibrium plasma. Feeding of oxygen into the thermal plasma reactor depressed both soot and dienes formation and induced the formation of oxygen containing intermediates and products. GC-MS analyses of the gaseous products and the extract of the soot referred to as complex decomposition and recombination mechanism at given conditions. Presence of oxygen in the low temperature plasma reactor results in the formation of carbonyl compounds as intermediers. CO2 and Cl2 revealed as final products of CCl4 decomposition in cold plasma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-664
Number of pages14
JournalPlasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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