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Plasma Spark Discharge Reactor and Durable Electrode

United States Patent Application

20160137529
A1
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A plasma spark discharge reactor for treating water. The plasma spark discharge reactor comprises a HV electrode with a head and ground electrode that surrounds at least a portion of the HV electrode. A passage for gas may pass through the reactor to a location proximate to the head to provide controlled formation of gas bubbles in order to facilitate the plasma spark discharge in a liquid environment.
Cho, Young I. (Cherry Hill, NJ), Cho, Daniel J. (Wayne, PA), Fridman, Alexander (Philadelphia, PA), Kim, Hyoungsup (Lansdowne, PA)
DREXEL UNIVERSITY (Philadelphia PA)
14/ 932,148
November 4, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under contract no. DE-AC26-07NT42677 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.