WALAILAK JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Volume 18, No. 13, Month JULY, Year 2021, Pages -
Ozone production in cylindrical co-axial double dielectric barrier discharge ozone generator
Gobinda Prasad PANTA, Hom Bahadur BANIYA, Santosh DHUNGANA, Deepak Prasad SUBEDI, Antonis PAPADAKI
Abstract Download PDFThis study developed an ozone generator of a double co-axial cylindrical dielectric barrier discharge system with air, argon, and oxygen as the working gases. The discharge was produced by using a high voltage power supply of 0 - 18 kV and a line frequency of 50 Hz. The flow rate of air, argon, and oxygen was varied from 1 to 6 L/min. A comparison of O3 generation in air, argon, and oxygen using brass as a central electrode was conducted and it was found that O3 concentration was higher in the case of oxygen than in the air and in argon gases environment for given fixed discharge time, applied voltage, and diameter of the brass electrode. This study revealed that the concentration of ozone increased along with the increase in the applied voltage for constant discharge time and gas flow rate. The O3 concentration also increased with the increase in the discharge time at fixed applied voltage and gas flow rate; however, the concentration decreased with the increase in the gas flow rate at fixed discharge time, applied voltage, and diameter of the electrode. A small reactor with a large inner electrode generated a high concentration of O3. Yet, a reactor with a small diameter, there seemed to have an optimum inner electrode diameter. The glass tube reactor of the internal diameter of 18 mm and the brass electrode of diameter 8 mm were utilized in this study. The ozone concentration was higher for oxygen as feed gas than both in the air and in argon and the O3 concentration was also higher in the air than in argon at fixed discharge time, applied voltage, and diameter of ozone generator.
Applied voltage, Brass electrode, Double dielectric barrier discharge, Ozone, Ozone analyzer