Enhancement Of Organic Vapor Incineration By Using Ozone
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J. Hazard. Mater.
THERMAL-DECOMPOSITION; Engineering, Environmental; Engineering, Civil; Environmental Sciences
Incineration of dilute mixtures of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air was studied in an externally heated quartz tube reactor. A dilute stream of ozone (O3) in air was injected into the flowing VOC-in-air stream at various molar ratios of O3 to VOCs. A number of trials were made to determine the degree of enhancement of the destruction of several VOCs-heptane, isopropanol, chlorobenzene, and trichloroethylene. Temperatures studied for heptane destruction ranged from 637-degrees-C to 687-degrees-C and residence times varied from 0.26 to 0.84 seconds. It was shown that O3 definitely increased the rate of destruction of n-heptane, but apparently had no effect on the other organics tested. At the residence times and temperatures studied, both organic intermediates and CO persisted. The results for n-heptane using O3 were compared with results previously reported for n-heptane using hydrogen peroxide.
Journal of Hazardous Materials
Clausen, C A.; Cooper, C D.; Hewett, M; and Martinez, A, "Enhancement Of Organic Vapor Incineration By Using Ozone" (1992). Faculty Bibliography. 2020.