Voltage: 10-20 kV
Frequency: 1-5 kHz

Gas: air

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In the Oxidant reactor, a DBD generates a plasma using air as the carrier gas. Before treatment, the carrier gas and the sample liquid are mixed and then nebulized. The resulting reaction products include ozone, which can be used for the treatment of raw water. Hereby, a treatment of river water is possible, which can subsequently be used as a coolant in the industry. A treatment of cyanotoxins has already been successfully carried out.


Experimental review of different plasma technologies for the degradation of cylindrospermopsin as model water pollutant
M. Schneider, R. Rataj, L. Bláha, and J. F. Kolb, Chemical Engineering Journal, 451, (2023) 138984

Cylindrospermopsin is effectively degraded in water by pulsed corona-like and dielectric barrier discharges
M. Schneider, R. Rataj, J. F. Kolb, and L. Bláha, Environmental Pollution 266 (2020) 115423



Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald

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The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) is the largest non-university institute in the field of low temperature plasmas, their basics and technical applications in Europe. The institute carries out research and development from idea to prototype. The topics focus on the needs of the market. At present, plasmas for materials and energy as well as for environment and health are the focus of interest.


For further information and/or interest in collaborations please contact:

Raphael Rataj
Plasma Life Science

Tel.: +49 3834 554 435
Fax: +49 3834 554 301

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