Measurement of ozone production in non-thermal plasma actuator using surface dielectric barrier discharge

D. Hong, H. Rabat, J. M. Bauchire, M. B. Chang

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Abstract

Plasma actuators for flow control are intensively studied, but the production of ozone by the surface dielectric barrier discharge used in the actuators has never been quantified. Since ozone is harmful to human health, it is important to quantify its production for an application of this type of actuator on a land vehicle. This paper describes an experimental study to measure the concentration of ozone produced by an actuator with different parameters: amplitude and frequency of the applied high voltage, and the electrode configuration (shape, spacing and length). The results show that, under our experimental conditions, the production of ozone is directly proportional to the power dissipation. The production rate was measured at 21 g/kWh. Although the rate is much lower than that of an industrial ozonizer, it is still far from being negligible and should be taken into account for the future application of these actuators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-897
Number of pages11
JournalPlasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Ionic wind
  • Ozone
  • Plasma actuator
  • Surface DBD

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