Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 461–473 | Cite as

The Destruction of Carbon Tetrachloride Dissolved in Water in a Dielectric Barrier Discharge in Oxygen

  • Andreiy A. Gushchin
  • Vladimir I. Grinevich
  • Tatiana V. Izvekova
  • Elena Yu. Kvitkova
  • Kseniya A. Tyukanova
  • Vladimir V. RybkinEmail author
Original Paper


The kinetics of decomposition of tetrachloromethane (TCM) in its aqueous solutions and the kinetics of decomposition products formation was investigated under the action of DBD at atmospheric pressure in oxygen in a falling-flow reactor. The range of initial concentrations of TCM was 25–325 μmol/l, the discharge power—2–11 W and O2 flow rates—1–3 cm3/s. It is shown that the kinetics of the TCM decomposition can be described by the equation of pseudo-first kinetic order. The rate constant depended weakly on the discharge parameters and was ~ 5 s−1. The energy efficiency of the decomposition, depending on the parameters, was 0.1–1.3 molecules per 100 eV. When the residence time of the solution with the discharge zone is more than 1 s, it is possible to achieve almost 100% degree of TCM decomposition. It is shown that the main products of the TCM decomposition in the liquid phase are aldehydes and Cl ions, and in the gas phase—the molecules CO and CO2. The results for energy efficiency are compared with the results obtained in other AOP’s processes (Fenton process, photocatalytic process, the radiation process by the action of high-energy electron flux). It is shown that the action of the DBD is more effective than the action of the above processes.


Oxygen DBD Kinetics Carbon tetrachloride Decomposition 



This study was carried out in the frame of Project part of State Assignment of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF, No 3.1371.2017/4.6 and it was supported by the RFBR Grant, Project No. 18-08-01239 A.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreiy A. Gushchin
    • 1
  • Vladimir I. Grinevich
    • 1
  • Tatiana V. Izvekova
    • 1
  • Elena Yu. Kvitkova
    • 1
  • Kseniya A. Tyukanova
    • 1
  • Vladimir V. Rybkin
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EcologyIvanovo State University of Chemistry and TechnologyIvanovoRussia
  2. 2.Department of Microelectronic Devices and MaterialsIvanovo State University of Chemistry and TechnologyIvanovoRussia

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