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Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 583–592 | Cite as

Submerged Arc Breakdown of Sulfadimethoxine (SDM) in Aqueous Solutions

  • Naum Parkansky
  • Boris A. Alterkop
  • Raymond L. Boxman
  • Hadas Mamane
  • Dror Avisar
Original Paper

Abstract

Low voltage, low energy submerged pulsed arcs were used to break-down Sulfadimethoxine (SDM) contamination in aqueous solutions. The SDM concentration decreased exponentially with rate constants of 0.13–1.9 min−1 during processing by pulsed arcs with a pulse repetition rate of 100 Hz, energies of 2.6–192 mJ and durations of 20, 50 and 100 μs. The electrical energy consumption was minimized with short duration pulses––1.5 kW-hr/m3 with 7.5 mJ, 20 μs pulses for 90% SDM removal.

Keywords

Submerged pulsed arc Electro-hydraulic discharge Water treatment Antibiotic Plasma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naum Parkansky
    • 1
  • Boris A. Alterkop
    • 1
  • Raymond L. Boxman
    • 1
  • Hadas Mamane
    • 2
  • Dror Avisar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Discharge and Plasma LaboratoryTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Geography and Environmental Department, Hydrochemistry LaboratoryTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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