Atmospheric microplasma jet: Spectroscopic database development and analytical results

Randall L. Vanderwal, Jane H. Fujiyama-Novak, Chethan Kumar Gaddam, Debanjan Das, Aditya Hariharan, Benjamin Ward

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Abstract

This paper presents a developed dielectric-barrier-discharge-based "sniffer" that offers unique characteristics not available from other techniques. It is a portable, highly specific, and sensitive detector that operates at atmospheric pressure. It provides both molecular and elemental information on organic and inorganic gases and particulate aerosols. Measurements were made to electrically characterize the plasma and calculate the energy coupled into the plasma. We created a signature database for diverse chemicals based on the atomic and diatomic emission spectrum that serves to classify the compound and ideally recognize it by composition with the optical emission intensity corresponding to concentration. For some operational regimes and species, emission from OH (A2-X2Π), CH (A 2-X2Π), and often C2 (d3Π g-a3Πu; Swan band system) diatomic radicals is produced. Limits of detection extend to parts per billion (ppb) levels for some species such as decane, 2-decanol, and nitrobenzene. Results are presented for differentiation of classes of organic compounds such as alkanes, aromatics, oxygenates, chlorinated, and nitrogen-containing organic compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1073-1082
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Spectroscopy
Volume65
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

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microplasmas
organic compounds
Organic compounds
Swan bands
Plasmas
Alkanes
Nitrobenzene
nitrobenzenes
Aerosols
Paraffins
particulates
alkanes
Atmospheric pressure
light emission
aerosols
atmospheric pressure
emission spectra
Nitrogen
Gases
signatures

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  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy

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Vanderwal, R. L., Fujiyama-Novak, J. H., Gaddam, C. K., Das, D., Hariharan, A., & Ward, B. (2011). Atmospheric microplasma jet: Spectroscopic database development and analytical results. Applied Spectroscopy, 65(9), 1073-1082. https://doi.org/10.1366/10-06219
Vanderwal, Randall L. ; Fujiyama-Novak, Jane H. ; Gaddam, Chethan Kumar ; Das, Debanjan ; Hariharan, Aditya ; Ward, Benjamin. / Atmospheric microplasma jet : Spectroscopic database development and analytical results. In: Applied Spectroscopy. 2011 ; Vol. 65, No. 9. pp. 1073-1082.
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Atmospheric microplasma jet : Spectroscopic database development and analytical results. / Vanderwal, Randall L.; Fujiyama-Novak, Jane H.; Gaddam, Chethan Kumar; Das, Debanjan; Hariharan, Aditya; Ward, Benjamin.

In: Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 65, No. 9, 01.09.2011, p. 1073-1082.

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