Early-stage Research Devices
Pellucid Water's research and development (R&D) program initially was based on batch reactors and plasma discharges using DC current.
Early experimental data indicated the potential for application of plasma in water purification, disinfection and desalination. Studies conducted using water samples containing municipal gray-water, and on prepared samples artificially contaminated with aromatic hydrocarbons, toxic molecules concentration were reduced by at least 3-4 orders of magnitude with low energy requirements and short (~2 min.) treatment periods.
Proto-type Plasma Devices
Pellucid Water developed various pro-type plasma devices. The power supply is in the foreground and the reactor located directly behind (and connected to a vessel containing an effluent sample.
Plasma discharges are applied directly to the water media. This greatly reduces the energy requirements and greatly increases the transfer efficiency. Plasma discharges typically occur at 400 V and 1-2 A, and transfer efficiencies are estimated at 95%
Plasma discharges in water (rather than air) greatly reduce the footprint of the device, because discharges occur at standard atmospheric pressure and temperature. The power supply uses AC current and standard household voltage (120V).
The device is designed for continuous flow applications. Multiple reactors may be supplied by a single power supply. The design is scalable according to the parameters of the effluent; specifically, the flowrate, conductivity of the water, and the composition and concentrations of the dissolved chemical matrix.
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Small Commercial Plasma Devices
The photograph depicts an apparatus for commercial research that uses a Pellucid Water Cold Plasma (PWCP) device.
The power supply is located inside the white box on the top of the cart. The plasma reactor is located on the bottom of the cart. The vessel to the left contains materials in a water bath.
See Pellucid Water Plasma regarding the differences between Pellucid Water cold plasma and other types of plasma used commercially or under study; and The Many Uses of Plasma for information regarding various applications.