Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 569–579 | Cite as

Removal of Carbon Disulfide from Gas Streams Using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Coupled with MnO2 Catalysis System

  • Chengzhu Zhu
  • Jun Lu
  • Xiaohui Wang
  • Qin Huang
  • Li Huang
  • Jiaquan Wang
Original Paper


The removal of gaseous carbon disulfide (CS2) via dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) combined with MnO2 catalysis has been investigated. CS2 removal and energy yield (EY) had been examined as a function of catalyzer position in DBD reactor, initial CS2 concentration, input power, and gas residence time. The results showed that DBD combined with MnO2 catalyst can improve the CS2 energy and removal efficiency, and MnO2 catalyst placed in afterglow area can enhance the CS2 removal efficiency by about 10 % as compared with DBD treatment only. When increasing initial CS2 concentration and flow rate, a higher EY is obtained. The possible CS2 removal pathways by DBD combined with MnO2 were proposed based on the product identification by FT-IR.


Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) MnO2 CS2 Removal efficiency CS2 removal energy yield 



The authors wish to thank the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned overseas Chinese Scholars, Ministry of Education of China (2012JYLH0426); Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (21177034) and Key Laboratory of Environmental Science and Engineering of Jiangsu province, China (ZD071202) for support this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Resources and Environmental EngineeringHefei University of TechnologyHefeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Center of Analysis and MeasurementHefei University of TechnologyHefeiPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.New York State Department of HealthWadsworth CenterAlbanyUSA

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