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Pulsed plasma treatment for NOx reduction from filtered/unfiltered stationary diesel engine exhaust

Srinivasan, AD and Rajanikanth, BS (2007) Pulsed plasma treatment for NOx reduction from filtered/unfiltered stationary diesel engine exhaust. In: Industry Applications Conference, 2007. 42nd IAS Annual Meeting, 2007.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/07IAS.2007.289


A detailed study on the removal of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from the filtered/unfiltered exhaust of a stationary diesel engine was carried out using non-thermal plasma (pulsed electrical discharge plasma) process and cascaded processes namely plasma- adsorbent and plasma-catalyst processes. The superior performance of discharge plasma with regard to NOx removal, energy consumption and formation of by-products in unfiltered exhaust environment is identified. In the cascaded plasma-adsorbent process, the plasma was cascaded with adsorbents (MS13X/Activated alumina/Activated charcoal). The cascaded process treating unfiltered exhaust exhibits a very high NOx removal compared to the individual processes and further, the cascaded process gives almost the same NOx removal efficiency irrespective of type of adsorbent used. In the cascaded plasma- catalyst process, the plasma was cascaded with activated alumina catalyst at high temperature. The synergy effect and improved performance of the cascaded process are explained. Further, experiments were conducted at room temperature as well as at higher temperatures.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: © Copyright 2012 IEEE – All Rights Reserved
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 11:44
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 11:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44148

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