“Plasma Tube” is proposed for nano particle transportation and for particle surface purification in this study. The well-controlled efficient nano particle transportation is realized by combining plasma actuation, electrostatic force and high oxidation potential of produced ozone in a tube. Nano particles in the plasma tube can be transported in axial direction with swirl. Nano particles near the inner electrode wall jump due to electrostatic force, which can suppress particle clogging in a tube. The characteristics of plasma induced flow, particle charging and ozone generation are experimentally clarified in this study for various electrode angles and electrical conditions. Finally, the powder transportation rate is quantitatively evaluated. The alumina powder with average diameter of 30 nm can be transported at the maximum rate of 2.8 mg/s at consumption power of as low as 0.35 W for the transportation distance of 100 mm.
July 27, 2015 There had been a system trouble (from July 26‚ 2015 15:25 to July 27‚ 2015 1:00 (GMT)). The service has been back to normal.
July 15, 2015 A new online journal "Mechanical Engineering Letters" has been launched by The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME). This publication of such a letter journal is not only a new experience but also a tremendous challenge for the mechanical engineering society.
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