Gas/Liquid Pulsed Discharge Plasma in a Slug Flow Reactor under Pressurized Argon for Dye Decomposition

Wanying Zhu, Wahyudiono, Hideki Kanda, Motonobu Goto

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Pulsed discharge plasma produced in a gas/liquid environment has attracted much attention because of its low energy requirement and the generation of various radical species with high reactivity. In our previous work, a slug flow system was developed to produce gas/liquid plasma under atmospheric pressure, generating continuous bubbles and stable gas-liquid interfaces. Currently, meaningful results have also been obtained in the field of plasma under high-pressure conditions. Therefore, in this study, a slug flow system using gas/liquid discharge plasma was implemented under pressurized argon. The system pressure was controlled from 0.1 (atmospheric pressure) to 0.4 MPa, and the effect of pressure on the system was investigated. This system was also applied to the decomposition of methylene blue. The chemical reactivity was studied, and the energy of the system was calculated. The results showed that as the system pressure increased, the decomposition rate of methylene blue decreased, while the concentration of the total oxidation species increased. This can be explained by a decrease in the energy available for methylene blue decomposition owing to the steady input energy and increasing energy loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12993-12999
Number of pages7
JournalACS Omega
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr 19
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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