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Non-oxidative conversion of 1,2-dichloroethane in a non-thermal plasma and characterisation of the polymer formed

Gaikwad, V., Kennedy, E., Mackie, J., Holdsworth, C., Molloy, S., Kundu, S. and Dlugogorski, B. (2013) Non-oxidative conversion of 1,2-dichloroethane in a non-thermal plasma and characterisation of the polymer formed. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 10 (2). pp. 141-149.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppap.201200045
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Abstract

This paper focuses on the conversion of 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) using non-thermal plasma under reaction conditions that can decompose EDC and yield a value-added product. A cylindrical double dielectric barrier discharge system has been used to generate non-thermal plasma and quartz has been used as a dielectric. Our findings show that under non-oxidative reaction conditions employed in this study, vinyl chloride, a commercially important compound, is the major gas phase product produced. This paper also encompasses a preliminary characterisation of polymer during the reaction. Possible mechanisms for gaseous product formation and polymerisation are presented.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Copyright: © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/26214
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