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Device for generation of pulsed corona discharge

United States Patent

May 8, 2012
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The invention is a method and system for the generation of high voltage, pulsed, periodic corona discharges capable of being used in the presence of conductive liquid droplets. The method and system can be used, for example, in different devices for cleaning of gaseous or liquid media using pulsed corona discharge. Specially designed electrodes and an inductor increase the efficiency of the system, permit the plasma chemical oxidation of detrimental impurities, and increase the range of stable discharge operations in the presence of droplets of water or other conductive liquids in the discharge chamber.
Gutsol; Alexander F. (San Ramon, CA), Fridman; Alexander (Marlton, NJ), Blank; Kenneth (Philadelphia, PA), Korobtsev; Sergey (Moscow, RU), Shiryaevsky; Valery (Moscow, RU), Medvedev; Dmitry (Moscow, RU)
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
12/ 373,618
July 13, 2007
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract Nos. DE-FG36-04GO14042 and DE-FC07-00ID13868 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the disclosed invention(s).