Reaction of chloroform in a non-oxidative atmosphere using dielectric barrier discharge
Gaikwad, V., Kennedy, E., Mackie, J., Holdsworth, C., Molloy, T., Kundu, S. and Dlugogorski, B. (2013) Reaction of chloroform in a non-oxidative atmosphere using dielectric barrier discharge. In: IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 16 - 21 June, San Francisco, CA, USA pp. 1-6.
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This paper investigates the reaction of chloroform under non oxidative conditions in a quartz dielectric barrier discharge reactor. A non thermal plasma is generated in the dielectric barrier discharge reactor at atmospheric pressure where argon functions as a carrier gas and is mixed with chloroform and fed into the plasma zone. Parameters such as chloroform conversion, product distribution, reactor temperature and polymer characterisation are studied in this paper. A reaction mechanism outlining the reaction steps leading to the formation of major products is presented.
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