Plasma Chemistry and Catalysis in Gases and Liquids
1. Edition June 2012
XVIII, 404 Pages, Hardcover
114 Pictures (10 Colored Figures)
A comprehensive overview of the central aspects in plasma chemistry and plasma catalysis with an environmental focus. Covering gas, liquid as well as gas/liquid systems, the book includes topics from water treatment, VOC removal and syngas production.
Filling the gap for a book that covers not only plasma in gases but also in liquids, this is all set to become the standard reference for this topic. It provides a broad-based overview of plasma-chemical and plasmacatalytic processes generated by electrical discharges in gases, liquids and gas/liquid environments in both fundamental and applied aspects by focusing on their environmental and green applications and also taking into account their practical and economic viability.
With the topics addressed by an international group of major experts, this is a must-have for scientists, engineers, students and postdoctoral researchers specializing in this field.
AN INTRODUCTION TO NONEQUILIBRIUM PLASMAS AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
Coronas and Streamers
Glow Discharges at Higher Pressures
Dielectric Barrier and Surface Discharges
CATALYSTS USED IN PLASMA-ASSISTED CATALYTIC PROCESSES: PREPARATION, ACTIVATION, AND REGENERATION
Specific Features Generated by Plasma-Assisted Catalytic Applications
Chemical Composition and Texture
Methodologies Used for the Preparation of Catalysts for Plasma-Assisted Catalytic Reactions
Regeneration of the Catalysts Used in Plasma Assisted Reactions
Plasma Produced Catalysts and Supports
NOX ABATEMENT BY PLASMA CATALYSIS
General deNOx Model over Supported Metal Cations and Role of NTP Reactor: "Plasma-Assisted Catalytic deNOx Reaction"
About the Nonthermal Plasma for NOx Remediation
Special Application of NTP to Catalytic Oxidation of Methane on Alumina-Supported Noble Metal Catalysts
NTP-Assisted Catalytic NOx Remediation from Lean Model Exhausts Gases
VOC REMOVAL FROM AIR BY PLASMA-ASSISTED CATALYSIS-EXPERIMENTAL WORK
Plasma-Catalytic Hybrid Systems for VOC Decomposition
VOC Decomposition in Plasma-Catalytic Systems
VOC REMOVAL FROM AIR BY PLASMA-ASSISTED CATALYSIS: MECHANISMS, INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PLASMA AND CATALYSTS
Influence of the Catalyst in the Plasma Processes
Influence of the Plasma on the Catalytic Processes
Plasma-Mediated Activation of Photocatalysts
ELEMENTARY CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PHENOMENA IN ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE PLASMA IN GAS-LIQUID ENVIRONMENTS AND IN LIQUIDS
Physical Mechanisms of Generation of Plasma in Gas-Liquid Environments and Liquids
Formation of Primary Chemical Species by Discharge Plasma in Contact with Water
Chemical Processes Induced by Discharge Plasma Directly in Water
AQUEOUS-PHASE CHEMISTRY OF ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE PLASMA IN WATER AND IN GAS-LIQUID ENVIRONMENTS
Aqueous-Phase Plasmachemical Reactions
Plasmachemical Decontamination of Water
Aqueous-Phase Plasma-Catalytic Processes
BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE PLASMA IN WATER AND IN GAS-LIQUID ENVIRONMENTS
Microbial Inactivation by Nonthermal Plasma
Chemical Mechanisms of Electrical Discharge Plasma Interactions with Bacteria in Water
Physical Mechanisms of Electrical Discharge Plasma Interactions with Living Matter
HYDROGEN AND SYNGAS PRODUCTION FROM HYDROCARBONS
Introduction: Plasma Catalysis
Current State of Hydrogen Production, Applications, and Technical Requirements
Description and Evaluation of the Process
Summary of the Results and Outlook
Dr. Monica Magureanu is a senior researcher in the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (NILPRP) in Bucharest, Romania. She received her M.Sc. degree from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics in 1996. In 1995 she joined NILPRP. Between 2000 and 2002 she was with the Institute for Low Temperature Plasma Physics (INP) Greifswald, Germany for her PhD studies on methane conversion into higher hydrocarbons in microwave plasma and she received her PhD degree from Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald in 2002. Her present research interests include non-equilibrium plasma at atmospheric pressure and applications to air and water pollution abatement.
Dr. Petr Lukes is a senior researcher at the Institute of Plasma Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague, Czech Republic. He has over 15 years research experience in the field of chemical and physical processes induced by non-thermal plasma in water and gas/liquid environments and their environmental and biomedical applications. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical and environmental engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, in 1995 and 2002, respectively. In 2003 he was awarded a NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science and Engineering and performed postdoctoral research at Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA. He is the author of numerous journal papers and conference presentations in the field of plasmachemistry in water. In 1995 he received the Czech Chemical Society Award, and in 2006 the Otto Wichterle Award from the Academy of Sciences CR.