Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 1533–1543 | Cite as

Decomposition of Benzene Using a Pulse-Modulated DBD Plasma

  • Tianpeng Ma
  • Huadong Jiang
  • Jianqi Liu
  • Fangchuan ZhongEmail author
Original Paper


To improve the energy yield (EY) of plasma volatile organic compound decomposition, a dielectric barrier discharge plasma driven by pulse-modulated AC power was used to experimentally study the abatement of benzene in atmospheric pressure air and at room temperature. The effects of the duty cycle on decomposition efficiency, EY, CO2 selectivity and the formation of ozone and NO2 were investigated. The results show that applying pulse modulation improves the EY and the CO2 selectivity and greatly reduces the wall temperature of the reaction chamber.


Nonthermal plasma Pulse modulation Energy yield Benzene decomposition 



This work was supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China through Grant Nos. 11205007 and 11205029.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tianpeng Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Huadong Jiang
    • 3
  • Jianqi Liu
    • 1
  • Fangchuan Zhong
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Environmental Science and EngineeringDonghua UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Electrical and Information EngineeringBeifang University of NationalitiesYinchuanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of ScienceDonghua UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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