Modeling plasma-based and conversion in Mixtures with , , and : the bigger plasma chemistry picture
Because of the unique properties of plasma technology, its use in gas conversion applications is gaining significant interest around the globe. Plasma-based CO2 and CH4 conversion has become a major research area. Many investigations have already been performed regarding the single-component gases, that is, CO2 splitting and CH4 reforming, as well as for two-component mixtures, that is, dry reforming of methane (CO2/CH4), partial oxidation of methane (CH4/O2), artificial photosynthesis (CO2/H2O), CO2 hydrogenation (CO2/H2), and even first steps toward the influence of N2 impurities have been taken, that is, CO2/N2 and CH4/N2. In this Feature Article we briefly discuss the advances made in literature for these different steps from a plasma chemistry modeling point of view. Subsequently, we present a comprehensive plasma chemistry set, combining the knowledge gathered in this field so far and supported with extensive experimental data. This set can be used for chemical kinetics plasma modeling for all possible combinations of CO2, CH4, N2, O2, and H2O to investigate the bigger picture of the underlying plasmachemical pathways for these mixtures in a dielectric barrier discharge plasma. This is extremely valuable for the optimization of existing plasma-based CO2 conversion and CH4 reforming processes as well as for investigating the influence of N2, O2, and H2O on these processes and even to support plasma-based multireforming processes.
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The journal of physical chemistry: C : nanomaterials and interfaces. - Washington, D.C., 2007, currens
Washington, D.C. : 2018
1932-7447 [print]
1932-7455 [online]
122 :16 (2018) , p. 8704-8723
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Towards a fundamental understanding of a gliding arc discharge for the purpose of greenhouse gas conversion into value-added chemicals (GlidArc).
Computer modeling for a better insight in the underlying mechanisms of plasma catalysis.
Modeling and experimental validation of a gliding arc discharge: Comparison of a classical and a plasmatron gliding arc.
CO2 conversion by plasma catalysis: unraveling the influence of the plasma and the nanocatalyst properties on the conversion efficiency.
Multi-scale modeling of plasma catalysis/
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