Generation of radicals using discharge inside bubbles in water for water treatment

Tomoaki Miichi, Nobuya Hayashi, Satoshi Ihara, Saburoh Satoh, Chobei Yamabe

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A new method for a water treatment utilizing radicals produced by a discharge inside bubbles in water is proposed. Radicals with short lifetime (atomic oxygen and OH radical) are used effectively for the water purification because those are generated by discharge inside bubbles in water. OH radical production was confirmed by a light emission of the discharge using the spectroscopic technique. Dissolved ozone concentration of about 0.3 mg/l was obtained when oxygen was used as a bubbling gas. Decolorization process of indigo solution by a discharge inside bubbles in water was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-477
Number of pages7
JournalOzone: Science and Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry

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