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Non-thermal plasma polymerization of HFC-134A in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor; Polymer characterization and a proposed mechanism for polymer formation

Kundu, S.K., Kennedy, E.M., Mackie, J.C., Molloy, T.S., Gaikwad, V.V., Dlugogorski, B.Z. and Holdsworth, C.I. (2013) Non-thermal plasma polymerization of HFC-134A in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor; Polymer characterization and a proposed mechanism for polymer formation. In: IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 16 - 21 June, San Francisco, CA, USA

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2013.6627398
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Abstract

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.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2013 IEEE
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/25949
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