Odor control is a challenging issue for both animal producers and researchers due to the complexity of the odor components. Previous studies have demonstrated that non-thermal plasma is capable of decomposing dilute, complex polluting gases, and has the potential for animal house and waste odor reduction. In this study, we developed planar, silent discharge, non-thermal plasma reactors for decomposition of ammonia. Both the ammonia reduction efficiency and energy efficiency of the reactors were evaluated under different reactor configurations and operational conditions. Results showed that planar, silent discharge, reactors could achieve a wide range of ammonia reduction efficiencies depending on the operational conditions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1999|
- Electrical discharge
- Non-thermal plasma
- Silent discharge