Decolorization of Acid Orange 7 solution by gas-liquid gliding arc discharge plasma.

The decolorization of 180 microM aqueous solutions of Acid Orange 7 (AO7) by means of a non-thermal plasma technique (i.e., the gas-liquid gliding arc discharge, which is generated between at least two metal electrodes with AC high voltage) was investigated in this paper. The effects of the plasma treatment time and the type of feeding gas, including air, oxygen, nitrogen and argon of the dye removal were determined. It is found that the voltage cycles of the gas-liquid gliding arc discharge are characterized by a moderate increase in the tension which is represented by a peak followed by an abrupt decrease and a current peak in the half period (10 ms); the concentration of AO7 solution decreases exponentially to reach 58.9, 77.4, 89.1, 95.1 and 99% in 25, 50, 75, 100 and 125 min, respectively, and the ln(Ct/C0) varies linearly with the treatment time t, indicating that decolorization reaction follow first pseudo-order kinetics with a constant rate of 0.03327 min(-1) when air was used as feeding gas; the decolorization rate during the plasma treatment is the greatest for oxygen as the feeding gas, in turn followed by air and argon, and was the least when using nitrogen. The variations of pH and conductivity and the formations of hydrogen peroxide and ozone are measured.
AuthorsChangMing Du, TaiHong Shi, YuWei Sun, XiaoFeng Zhuang
JournalJournal of hazardous materials (J Hazard Mater) Vol. 154 Issue 1-3 Pg. 1192-7 (Jun 15 2008) ISSN: 0304-3894 [Print] Netherlands
PMID18162301 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Azo Compounds
  • Benzenesulfonates
  • Coloring Agents
  • Oxidants
  • Water Pollutants, Chemical
  • 2-naphthol orange
  • Ozone
  • Argon
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Argon (chemistry)
  • Azo Compounds (chemistry)
  • Benzenesulfonates (chemistry)
  • Color
  • Coloring Agents (chemistry)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (chemistry)
  • Nitrogen (analysis)
  • Oxidants (chemistry)
  • Oxygen (chemistry)
  • Ozone (chemistry)
  • Waste Disposal, Fluid (methods)
  • Water Pollutants, Chemical (chemistry)
  • Water Purification (methods)

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