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Re: [TCML] What do Tesla Coil strikes do to galvanising?

Hmm, interesting but methinks that smell is likely ozone. I have also noticed that  same odor around active photostatic copiers as well as "ozone" air purifiers. And I have smelt a sharp, but somewhat different than "ozone" odor, in my garage after an extended run of my high powered jacob's ladder display and these noxious  fumes also eventually lead to coughing and asthma like symptoms with prolonged exposure in a poorly vetillated garage. I would assume "that" odor to more likely be the NOx compunds. I'm thinking list member Adam, aka "yurtle turtle's" input may prove of value to this discussion, as I understand that he works with commercial O3 generators designed to purify drinking water for a public utility. Stands to reason that he would really know what O3 smells like :-) 

David Rieben

Frosty <frosty90@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Hi all,
>Im almost certain that the 'bleachy' smell of corona or sparks (corona
>seems to produce more) is mostly NO2 rather than ozone, if you have ever
>put copper into concentrated nitric acid and got a whif of it, the smell is
>exactly the same, first time i did it my immediate thought was the smell of
>corona discharge! Also i believe corona discharge was once used as an
>industrial method of producing NO2 called the Berkeland-Eyde process. I
>always used to associate that smell with ozone, like sometimes you get a
>brief whif near a busy road or highway, but after smelling NO2 id be pretty
>sure that is the main offender from electrical discharges. Unless ozone
>smells exactly the same which isnt far fetched i suppose.
>On Dec 10, 2013 1:01 AM, "David" <drieben@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Also, strangely enough, I've found that smaller to medium sized coils seem
>> to be bigger offenders of at least O3 production than the pig powered, 12
>> foot spark spouters. I think someone has brought up the fact that the more
>> powerful coils produce hotter spark channels, which lend more to the
>> production of the NOx compounds than the bleachy smelling O3. Maybe some of
>> the more chemistry based members could weigh in :-)?
>> David
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> > On Dec 8, 2013, at 7:10 PM, Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> > Thant's the real killer and also what hurts your nose and lungs when you
>> run too long in an unventilated room.
>> >
>> > Rf
>> >
>> > Yurtle Turtle wrote:
>> >
>> >> I believe NOx is also generated, which forms nitric acid in the
>> presence of moisture.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ________________________________
>> >> From: "otmaskin5@xxxxxxx" <otmaskin5@xxxxxxx>
>> >> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, December 8, 2013 2:44 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: [TCML] What do Tesla Coil strikes do to galvanising?
>> >>
>> >> Probably ozone corrosion.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> otmaskin5@xxxxxxx
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Greg Peters <greg.j.peters@xxxxxxxxx>
>> >> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <Tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> >> Sent: Sat, Dec 7, 2013 8:53 pm
>> >> Subject: [TCML] What do Tesla Coil strikes do to galvanising?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Has anyone's shed rusted more quickly due to damaged galvanising?
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