Generation of active oxidant species by pulsed dielectric barrier discharge in water-air mixtures

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Experimental research into the electrical and optical parameters of pulsed dielectric barrier discharge (PDBD) was undertaken. PDBD was applied to humid air containing water droplets as a means of water oxidative treatment with short-living species generated in the discharge zone. In spectral analysis of PDBD, only small concentrations of nitric oxides were detected at the resulting electric field strength and electron mean energy sufficient for generation of OH-radicals. The water droplets served as electric field strength concentrators: PDBD was ignited close to the water droplets' surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalOzone: Science and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006



  • Drinking Water Treatment
  • Nitrogen Oxide Formation
  • Ozone
  • Ozone Generation into Air-Water Mixtures
  • Pulsed Dielectric Barrier Discharge
  • Wet Ozonation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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