Electron-beam technology is based on using radical reactions to destroy air pollutants. Twenty volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were irradiated with electron beams in a laboratory-scale apparatus to examine the influence of the chemical structures of the VOCs from an energetic point of view. The experiments showed that the electron-beam energy required for 90% treatment could be roughly estimated from their chemical structures. The unification of a self-shielding electron accelerator with a reactor could reduce capital costs for electron-beam systems. Electron-beam technology is a promising method for the treatment of VOCs.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Mar 3|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics
- Environmental Science(all)
- Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)