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Title
Plasma technology : an emerging technology for energy storage
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Abstract
Plasma technology is gaining increasing interest for gas conversion applications, such as CO2 conversion into value-added chemicals or renewable fuels, and N2 fixation from the air, to be used for the production of small building blocks for, e.g., mineral fertilizers. Plasma is generated by electric power and can easily be switched on/off, making it, in principle, suitable for using intermittent renewable electricity. In this Perspective article, we explain why plasma might be promising for this application. We briefly present the most common types of plasma reactors with their characteristic features, illustrating why some plasma types exhibit better energy efficiency than others. We also highlight current research in the fields of CO2 conversion (including the combined conversion of CO2 with CH4, H2O, or H2) as well as N2 fixation (for NH3 or NOx synthesis). Finally, we discuss the major limitations and steps to be taken for further improvement.
Language
English
Source (journal)
ACS energy letters. - Washington, DC
Publication
Washington, DC : American Chemical Society , 2018
ISSN
2380-8195
Volume/pages
3 :4 (2018) , p. 1013-1027
ISI
000430369600035
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Multi-scale modeling of plasma catalysis/
Computer modeling for a better insight in the underlying mechanisms of plasma catalysis.
CO2 conversion by plasma catalysis: unraveling the influence of the plasma and the nanocatalyst properties on the conversion efficiency.
Modeling and experimental validation of a gliding arc discharge: Comparison of a classical and a plasmatron gliding arc.
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 17.04.2018
Last edited 29.11.2021
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