The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 265–270 | Cite as

Back discharge in multipoint-plane geometry in flue gases

  • A. KrupaEmail author
Topical issue: 23rd Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology


The paper presents investigations of back discharge occurring in air and flue gases produced by the process of burning of liquefied petroleum gas or charcoal. The discharge was generated between a multineedle electrode and plate covered with fly ash layer. The aim of this work was to determine the effects of back discharge in multineedle-to-plate electrode configuration on the fly ash layer covering the plate electrode. Level of NOx and CO emission was also measured. It was found that the chemical composition of flue gas can be changed in the domains where the back discharge occurs, for example, additional amounts of nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) are produced and also carbon oxide (CO) was produced at higher discharge current.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of SciencesGdanskPoland

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