Pulsed power for advanced waste water remediation

V. M. Bystritskii, T. K. Wood, Y. Yankelevich, S. Chauhan, D. Yee, F. Wessel

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We describe a 2-stage technology for degradating water borne chlorinated/aromatic organic pollutants, based on a pulsed power treatment in the first stage followed by bio-treatment. The combination of a strong pulsed corona/streamer discharge in the water aerosol in the first stage with inoculation of partially dechlorinated (15-30%) processed water with bacteria Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 in the second stage demonstrated as high as 90% dechlorination in the first 40 hours after inoculation, whereas the control (non aerosol-treated sample) had no chloride ions released, and no bacterial growth. The main features and advantages of the novel two-stage approach, and future plans for research are presented and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 11th International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Jun 29 1997Jul 2 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 11th International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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