Experimental Investigation of the Dynamics and Space Range of the Gliding Arc in Three-Electrode System

Witold Selerowicz , Janusz Piechna , T. Opalinska , Bogdan Ulejczyk


The gliding discharge visualization in mixed streams of argon and oxygen was recorded with the use of a high-speed camera in order to test a plasma reactor new gas supply system, which consisted of two nozzles of a special shape. The plasma reactor was equipped with three electrodes powered by a three-phase alternating current. The estimated maximal discharge diameter was 32 mm. The diameter of the gas stream, where the stoichiometric composition of reactants was reached, amounted to 8 mm, and it was smaller than the maximal discharge diameter. In these conditions, it may be expected that the efficiency of the chemical reaction should be the highest for given experimental conditions.
Author Witold Selerowicz ITLMS
Witold Selerowicz,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Janusz Piechna ITLMS
Janusz Piechna,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, T. Opalinska
T. Opalinska,,
, Bogdan Ulejczyk ZTNC
Bogdan Ulejczyk,,
- Department Of Inorganic Technology And Ceramics
Journal seriesIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, ISSN 0093-3813
Issue year2011
Keywords in EnglishAr, arcs (electric), argon, electrodes, gas mixtures, gas stream diameter, gliding arc dynamics, gliding arc space range, gliding discharge visualization, high speed camera, maximal discharge diameter, mixed argon-oxygen streams, nozzles, O, oxygen, plasma chemistry, plasma diagnostics, plasma flow, plasma reactor gas supply system, plasma sources, reactant stoichiometric composition, size 32 mm, size 8 mm, three electrode system, three phase alternating current
Score (nominal)20
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 1.174 (2) - 2011=1.161 (5)
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