Plasma Catalysis: Introduction and History

  • J. Christopher WhiteheadEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 106)


Plasma catalysis is a hybrid technique where a catalytic material is used in conjunction with a gas discharge yielding a viable technique which gives enhanced performance for a range of gas processing applications such as removal of pollutants including NOx, SOx and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and production of a range of chemicals such as ammonia from N2 and H2, hydrogen and oxygenates by the reforming of hydrocarbons and a range of added-value chemicals from the conversion of CO2. This chapter gives an introduction and brief background to our current process and understanding in the field of plasma catalysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry, The University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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