Bactericidal Effect of Corona Discharges in Atmospheric Air

  title={Bactericidal Effect of Corona Discharges in Atmospheric Air},
  author={I. V. Timoshkin and Michelle Maclean and M. P. W. Wilson and M. J. Given and S. J. Macgregor and Tao Wang and J. G. Anderson},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
This paper explores the possibilities of using impulsive and steady-state corona discharges for biodecontamination operations. A high tension tubular corona electrode was stressed with positive or negative dc voltage with magnitude up to 26 kV, and a grounded mesh was used as an opposite electrode. Different operational regimes of this corona generator were investigated for the production of ozone in air flow and the inactivation of microorganisms. The test microorganisms used in this work were… CONTINUE READING


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