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JOCET 2013 Vol. 1(2): 105-109 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2013.V1.25

Non-Thermal Plasma Reactor for Decomposition of Propane to Generate COx Free Hydrogen

I. Aleknaviciute, T. G. Karayiannis, M. W. Collins, and C. Xanthos
Abstract—Non-thermal plasma reforming unit operating at atmospheric pressure has been developed for converting propane to COx free hydrogen. Argon was used to provide additional electrons and photons for higher reaction rates. A series of experiments have been performed for positive corona discharge at 15 mm inter-electrode distance to study the effects discharge power and residence time. A range of each test parameter was covered, namely, the effect of discharge power in the range of 19 – 35 W and residence time of 60 to 303 seconds. The results analysis shows that both, the discharge power and the residence time, have a positive influence on propane conversion, hydrogen selectivity and energy conversion efficiency. Propane conversion and hydrogen selectivity are both highest at the largest discharge power of 35 W and the longest residence time of 303 s.

Index Terms—CO2 free hydrogen production, non-thermal plasma, propane decomposition.

The authors are with the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK (e-mail:;;;


Cite:I. Aleknaviciute, T. G. Karayiannis, M. W. Collins, and C. Xanthos, "Non-Thermal Plasma Reactor for Decomposition of Propane to Generate COx Free Hydrogen," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 105-109, 2013.

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