Article Publication in “The European Physical Journal D”

Article from Amit Kumar (ESR4) and co-authors with the title “Cold atmospheric plasma technology for removal of organic micropollutants from wastewater- a review” has been published in The European Physical Journal D on the 3rd November 2021.

Cold plasma technology-based advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) is a fast-emerging field of research aiming to eliminate a wide variety of non-biodegradable organic micropollutants (OMPs) from water. This paper reviews a wide range of cold atmospheric plasma sources with their reactor configurations used for the degradation of OMPs (such as organic dyes, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides) in wastewater. The role of plasma and treatment parameters (e.g. input power, voltage, working gas, treatment time, OMPs concentrations, etc.) on the oxidation of various OMPs are discussed. Furthermore, the degradation kinetics, intermediates compounds formed by plasma, and the synergetic effect of plasma in combination with a catalyst are also reported in this review.

The article can be downloaded HERE.