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Non-thermal Plasma - Nanometer TiO2 Photocatalysis for Formaldehyde Decomposition
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In non-thermal plasma-nanometer TiO2 photocatalysis, the techniques of photocatalysis and plasma are combined, and do not need ultraviolet light. It can make use of some kinds of energy in the process of decomposing, while at the same time producing much free hydroxide and improving the efficiency of decomposing. It is regarded as one of the most promising technologies in air cleaning. A non-thermal plasma-nanometer TiO2 photocatalysis purifier was placed in a stimulant air conditioning room, followed by pumping in a mixture of formaldehyde and air. The purifier was then turned on to carry on the static state experiment of decomposing formaldehyde. The INTERSCAN4160 analysis instrument was adapted to analyze the variety of the formaldehyde density in the room. The fan was turned on in the room to keep the diffusion circulating in the room and alter the velocity of the air and the density for the experiment. The experiment shows that the efficiency of the decomposing formaldehyde in static state increased up to 90% after the Non-thermal Plasma-Nanometer TiO2 Photocatalysis process. In an air-conditioned room, the purifier can decrease the density of formaldehyde effectively. The concentration increasing effect of decomposing is more promising.
Yuan, Q.; Feng, G.; Guang, X. (2006). Non-thermal Plasma - Nanometer TiO2 Photocatalysis for Formaldehyde Decomposition. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from