Streamer discharge reactor for water treatment by pulsed power

Citation
Iv. Lisitsyn et al., Streamer discharge reactor for water treatment by pulsed power, REV SCI INS, 70(8), 1999, pp. 3457-3462
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS
ISSN journal
0034-6748 → ACNP
Volume
70
Issue
8
Year of publication
1999
Pages
3457 - 3462
Database
ISI
SICI code
0034-6748(199908)70:8<3457:SDRFWT>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
The streamer discharges are effectively used for biological and chemical cl eaning of air and water. Uniform streamer discharges were obtained in water at pulsed electric loading. The volume of these discharges exceeds 400 cm( 3) and the energy delivered to the discharge reached 40-400 J depending on the applied voltage. The reliable and durable reactor for water treatment b y pulsed streamer discharges is designed and tested. High voltage pulse amp litude applied to the reactor requires improved electric insulation to prev ent flashover along the reactor surface both in water and air. High mechani cal stress due to high discharge current adds the requirements to the mecha nical durability of the system. A small-size reactor with the volume of app roximately 1 l withstands successfully both high electrical and mechanical stresses. The reactor is designed for research purposes, however it can be upgraded to use in a high repetition-rate regime necessary for industrial a pplications. (C) 1999 American Institute of Physics. [S0034-6748(99)00608-5 ].