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Physics Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 203708, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/203708
Research Article

Effect of Electrohydraulic Discharge on Viscosity of Human Blood

Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Department, Nuclear Research Center, AEA, Cairo 13759, Egypt

Received 3 April 2013; Revised 15 May 2013; Accepted 29 May 2013

Academic Editor: Ali Hussain Reshak

Copyright © 2013 G. M. El-Aragi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Electrohydraulic plasma discharge is a novel technology with high efficiency and high speed and can generate chemically active species like free radicals, ions, atoms, and metastables, accompanied by ultraviolet light emission and shock pressure waves. The aim of this work is to examine the effect of electrohydraulic discharge (EHD) system on viscosity of the human blood after different exposure time. The voltage pulsation introduces electric field and temperature jump and at the same time leads to haemolysis of the blood cells. The ratio of blood viscosity under the influence of magnetic field to the viscosity in the absence of magnetic field is directly proportional to the applied magnetic field .