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Baloul, Y., Aubry, O., Rabat, H., Colas, C., Maunit, B. and Hong, D.

Paracetamol degradation in aqueous solution by non-thermal plasma

European Physical Journal : Applied Physics (2017) 79 (3)

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Abstract :

This study deals with paracetamol degradation in water using a non-thermal plasma (NTP) created by a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD). The effects of the NTP operating conditions on the degradation were studied, showing that the treatment efficiency of the process was highly dependent on the electrical parameters and working gas composition in the reactor containing the aqueous solution. A conversion rate higher than 99% was reached with an energy yield of 12 g/kWh. High resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) measurements showed that the main species produced in water during the process were nitrogen compounds, carboxylic acids and aromatic compounds.

Voir en ligne : 10.1051/epjap/2017160472