CCl4 decomposition by gliding arc plasma: Role of C2 compounds on products distribution

Antonius Indarto, Dae Ryook Yang, Jae Wook Choi, Hwaung Lee, Hyung Keun Song

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The goal of this work is to investigate the role of existing C2 compounds in the plasma reactions of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) decomposition. The experiment of CCl4 decomposition was carried out by gliding arc plasma. The decomposition products were dominated by CO, CO2, and Cl2. The conversion of CCl4 into Cl2 and (CO + CO2) reaches ∼50% and ∼40%, respectively. Other chlorinated compounds were suspected to be produced, such as COCl, COCl2, and C2 compounds. In order to prove the existence of those compounds, for example, chlorinated C2 compounds, a kinetic simulation was performed and cross-checked with the experimental results to clarify the reactions mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1125
Number of pages15
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug


  • CCl decomposition
  • Gliding arc
  • Plasma
  • Reaction mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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