Dependence of Ozone Generation in a Micro Dielectric Barrier Discharge on Dielectric Material and Micro Gap Length

  • Sakoda, Tatsuya (Dept. of Electrical System and Computer Engineering, Sojo University) ;
  • Sung, Youl-Moon (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Miyazaki)
  • Published : 2004.10.01


In order to investigate the optimum conditions for the effective ozone formation in a dielectric barrier discharge, measurements of ozone concentration were carried out for various conditions such as the gap length, the dielectric material and the operating gas. It was found that the optimum discharge conditions differed exceedingly in the types of operating gases and dielectric materials. In dry air, dielectric material with low dielectric constant and thermal conductivity, which might contribute to the restriction of the gas temperature rise in the discharge region, proved effective in obtaining both high ozone yield and concentration. The optimum gap length was considered to be in the range of 600-800 mm. In oxygen, using a quartz glass disk as a dielectric material, the required condition to obtain the high ozone yield and concentration was expanded.


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