EGU General Assembly 2022
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Plasma water quality treatment for SuDS development

Rasool Erfani1,2, Lena Ciric2, and Tohid Erfani2
Rasool Erfani et al.
  • 1Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Engineering, Manchester, UK
  • 2University College London, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, London, UK

Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) design and management can contribute to a healthier and greener urban development. We show how the inclusion of innovative approaches to SuDS namely the plasma engineering can lead to a more effective and less detrimental water quality treatment. The treatment method using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma actuator, can be retrofitted to the current urban setting, it is cheap and provides efficient alternative for water purification and pollution treatment. We present its environmental benefits causing minimal impact to the surroundings while controlling and managing the pollution. We investigate this in both the city and catchment scale contexts.

How to cite: Erfani, R., Ciric, L., and Erfani, T.: Plasma water quality treatment for SuDS development, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-3941,, 2022.