Application of Electron Beams for the Treatment of VOC Streams

Koichi Hirota*, Hiroki Sakai, Masakazu Washio, Takuji Kojima

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Electron-beam technology is based on using radical reactions to destroy air pollutants. Twenty volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were irradiated with electron beams in a laboratory-scale apparatus to examine the influence of the chemical structures of the VOCs from an energetic point of view. The experiments showed that the electron-beam energy required for 90% treatment could be roughly estimated from their chemical structures. The unification of a self-shielding electron accelerator with a reactor could reduce capital costs for electron-beam systems. Electron-beam technology is a promising method for the treatment of VOCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185-1191
Number of pages7
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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