Characteristics of Ozone Productionby Using Atmospheric Surface Glow Barrier Discharge
and Thammanoon SRINUAM
Plasma Agricultural Application Research Unit, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80161, Thailand
ThEP Center, CHE, 328 Si Ayutthaya Rd., Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Ozone is a strong oxidizer that can kill bacteria and other micro-organisms very effectively. In the recent years, ozone has become veryimportant for sterilization of water used in shrimp farming and treatment of wastewater from food industry. However, ozonisers available in the marketsare very expensive and have low energy-efficiency. In this work, a highly-efficient and low-cost system that can produce high-concentrations of ozonegas and dissolved ozone in water has been developed. The system consistsof a dried air unit, high-voltage rf power supply, ozoniser tubes and venturiinjector. The tubes are designed and configured to convert oxygen gas toozone gas by atmospheric surface glow barrier discharge.
Ozone, atmospheric surface glow barrier discharge,
oxidizer,sterilization of water, wastewater treatment
Walailak J Sci & Tech 2009; 6(2): 283-292.