Chain mechanism for initiation of hydrocarbon oxidation reactions in a low-temperature plasma

Yu N. Novoselov, V. V. Ryzhov, A. I. Suslov

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Abstract

A self-consistent model is used for a numerical study of the kinetics of plasma-chemical reactions initiated in a low-temperature gas-discharge plasma in an atmospheric-pressure CH4O2 mixture. An analysis is made of a chain mechanism for the formation of radicals in ion-molecular processes involving water and oxygen molecules, which can appreciably reduce the energy consumption needed to form the oxidation products. It is shown that under the conditions of a non-self-sustained, electron-beam-initiated, atmospheric-pressure discharge the energy consumption needed to produce methanol molecules may, at a few eV, be between four and fives times lower than that in a self-sustained discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-765
Number of pages2
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Volume24
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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