Project

Plasma catalytic abatement of chlorinated VOCs.

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 October 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Physics of gases, plasmas and electric discharges
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
Keywords
plasma technology dry cleaning catalysis chlorinated VOC VOC plasma
 
Project description

This project studies the abatement of a chlorinated volatile organic compound (VOC), perschloroethylene with atmospheric pressure plasma technoogy combined with heterogeneous catalysis. Perchloroethylene is carcinogenic but is still used in the dry cleaning business due to he lack of an appropriate alternative. The aim of this project is to reduce the emission of PERC wiht plasma catalysis.