Efficient production of hydrogen by DBD type plasma discharges

Yasushi Nishida, Hsuan Ching Chiang, Tzu Ching Chen, Chio Zong Cheng

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A hydrogen production system using plasma discharges working in high pressure condition over 1.5 atm is under development. The original fuel for the system is hydrocarbons, such as methane or propane. For those purposes, mainly a dielectric barrier discharge nonthermal plasma system is employed. High efficient decompositions of hydrocarbons have been observed to produce hydrogen gas without COx. The production rate of hydrogen from methane or propane increases linearly with input energy for decomposition. This rate also has dependence on electrode temperature; higher temperature shows better decomposition rate. Decomposed carbon powder is attached fully on the electrodes without contamination on the surrounding vacuum chamber wall.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6978074
Pages (from-to)3765-3771
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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