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Special Issue "Plasma Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Annemie Bogaerts Website E-Mail
Research group PLASMANT, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, BE-2610 Wilrijk-Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: plasma; plasma chemistry; plasma oncology; plasma medicine; plasma catalysis; computer modeling; plasma cancer immunotherapy
Plasma catalysis is gaining increasing interest for various gas conversion applications, such as CO2 conversion into value-added chemicals and fuels, N2 fixation for the synthesis of NH3 or NOx, methane conversion into higher hydrocarbons or oxygenates. It is also widely used for air pollution control (e.g., VOC remediation). Plasma catalysis allows thermodynamically difficult reactions to proceed at ambient pressure and temperature, due to activation of the gas molecules by energetic electrons created in the plasma. However, plasma is very reactive but not selective, and thus a catalyst is needed to improve the selectivity.
In spite of the growing interest in plasma catalysis, the underlying mechanisms of the (possible) synergy between plasma and catalyst are not yet fully understood. Indeed, plasma catalysis is quite complicated, as the plasma will affect the catalyst and vice versa. Moreover, due to the reactive plasma environment, the most suitable catalysts will probably be different from thermal catalysts. More research is needed to better understand the plasma–catalyst interactions, in order to further improve the applications.
Submissions to this Special Issue are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews that reflect the state of the art in the above-mentioned applications.
Prof. Dr. Annemie Bogaerts
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Plasma–catalyst interaction
- CO2 conversion
- N2 fixation
- CH4 conversion
- Air pollution control
- Plasma catalysis synergy
- Plasma reactor
- Dielectric barrier discharge
- Ambient conditions