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Metallographic Comparison of Copper and Brass Plasma Reactor Electrodes After a Month of Operation

Version 1 : Received: 6 July 2019 / Approved: 8 July 2019 / Online: 8 July 2019 (06:13:40 CEST)

How to cite: Gnapowski, S.; Kalinowska- Ozgowicz, E.; Sniadkowski, M.; Pietraszek, A. Metallographic Comparison of Copper and Brass Plasma Reactor Electrodes After a Month of Operation. Preprints 2019, 2019070109 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0109.v1). Gnapowski, S.; Kalinowska- Ozgowicz, E.; Sniadkowski, M.; Pietraszek, A. Metallographic Comparison of Copper and Brass Plasma Reactor Electrodes After a Month of Operation. Preprints 2019, 2019070109 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0109.v1).

Abstract

Researchers from around the world are looking for better and cheaper ozone production. One of the methods increasing the efficiency of ozone production is the use to a rotating electrode presented in this paper. Experiments were carried out which shows that the most important parameters are the materials used on the electrodes and the condition of its surface. The metallographic investigations of the electrodes after continuous monthly work was made, which show how the raids layers are formed. As a result of working in a highly oxidizing environment, the electrode is oxidized in the process of chemical corrosion. It is obvious that the layer of corrosion products created during the work of the plasma reactor isolates the surface of the electrode, which reduces the intensity of the electric field, causing a decrease in the amount of plasma generated, which is a direct cause of lowering the concentration of ozone during this process. The dynamics of plasma generation process and the type of electrode material working in changing process conditions are the decisive factors influencing the concentration of ozone produced. The influence of the medium, which is the electrode material, depends mainly on its resistance to corrosion in the environment of dynamically changing conditions, e.g. electrode rotation, oxygen flow through the rotating electric field and the long monthly working time of the plasma reactor.

Subject Areas

brass; Cu-Zn-Pb; raids layers; metals; electrode; ozone; plasma reactor

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