Paper Title:
Removal Efficiency of Virus Aerosols Using Carbon Nanotube Plasma
  Abstract

This work aims to remove virus bioaerosol by using carbon nanotube corona discharge plasma technology. The λ virus bioaerosols are generated using a Collison nebulizer, as the challenged bioaerosols. Exactly how various factors, including the flow rate (30, 60, and 90 lpm) and the operating voltages (-1.5, -3.0, -4.5, -6.0, and -7.5 kV), affect the bioaerosol reduction characteristics is also evaluated. Experimental results indicate that the corona discharge while using the carbon nanotube electrodes obviously decreases the threshold voltage of plasma. The removal efficiencies of λ virus bioaerosols by using the carbon nanotube corona discharge system at discharge voltages of -1.5, -3.0, -4.5, -6.0, and -7.5 kV are 53%, 60%, 68%, 89%, and 91%, respectively. Additionally, the corona discharge system that incorporates use of the carbon nanotube electrodes performs far superior to that incorporates the use of the stainless steel electrodes in terms of bioaerosol removal efficiency.

  Info
Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 183-185)
Chapter
Materials Engineering
Edited by
Yanguo Shi and Jinlong Zuo
Pages
2232-2236
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.183-185.2232
Citation
Y. C. Huang, S. H. Yang, C. H. Luo, Y. C. Lin, C. P. Jimmy Chuang, W. Fang, C. Y. Chuang, "Removal Efficiency of Virus Aerosols Using Carbon Nanotube Plasma", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 183-185, pp. 2232-2236, 2011
Online since
January 2011
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Aleksandr N. Aleinik, Aleksandr N. Baykov, Georgiy Ts. Dambaev, Evgeniy V. Semichev
Chapter 4: Radiation Technologies in Medicine
Abstract:New experiments using atmospheric pressure plasma have found large application in biology and medicine. Cold air plasma treatment can be used...
602
Authors: Koki Umeda, Takanari Sakai, Keiko Watanabe, Gregory Kennedy, Naresh Thadhani
Chapter 4: Experimental Techniques and Measurements in Impact Engineering
Abstract:The mechanism of destruction of a material by high-speed impact is known to be complex, and it is hard to analyze the inner state of the...
95
Authors: Jeong Han Lee, Da Som Kang, Min Kuk Moon, Sung Kil Hong
Chapter 2: Contributed Papers
Abstract:Zirconia (ZrO2) has excellent properties such as high toughness, high strength, thermal stability and high corrosion resistance....
1080