SP6 – Plasmolytic Reduction

SP6 – Plasmolytic Reduction


The main aims are:

  • To design a pulsed corona discharge reactor to investigate the influence of a plasma discharge on the activation of carbon dioxide
  • To design a packed bed plasma reactor to investigate the use of different ferroelectric and catalytic materials for reduction of CO2 and H2O
  • To design a novel discharge electrode based on chemical vapor deposition techniques aimed at producing greater electron/ion densities at lower energy inputs
  • To implement a corona discharge model to elucidate the reaction mechanisms involved in the activation of carbon dioxide

Main Achievements:

  • Studied the effect of packing size on plasmolytic reduction in a packed bed reactor
  • Commissioned wire-in-tube experimental test rig
  • Undertook in situ spectroscopic analysis of plasma activated processes
  • Developed global model of wire-in-tube plasma reactor

Selected Outputs:

  • “Efficient Compact Micro DBD Plasma Reactor for Ozone Generation for Industrial Application in Liquid and Gas Phase Systems”, D. Kuvshinov, A. Siswanto, J. Lozano-Parada and W.B. Zimmerman, International Journal of Chemical, Nuclear, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2014 (No DOI – http://waset.org/publications/9997338)
  • “Probing a Non Thermal Plasma Activated Heterogeneously Catalysed Reaction Using in situ DRIFTS-MS”, C. E. Stere, W. Adress, R. Burch, S. Chansai, A.Goguet, W. G. Graham and C. Hardacre, ACS Catalysis , 2014 (DOI: 10.1021/cs5019265)

 ⇒ Novel Catalyst Design

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