Application of Electron Beams for the Treatment of VOC Streams

Koichi Hirota, Hiroki Sakai, Masakazu Washio, Takuji Kojima

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1185-1191
    Number of pages7
    JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 3


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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