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Plasma Catalysis: Challenges and Future Perspectives

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

Abstract

Plasma catalysis has been demonstrated as a promising alternative to thermal catalysis for environmental clean-up and the synthesis of platform chemicals and fuels from different feedstocks at low temperatures. There have been considerable and increasing research activities in this emerging and interdisciplinary field in recent years. However, plasma catalysis, particularly using a single-stage configuration, is a very complex process involving both gas-phase reactions driven by the plasma and plasma-assisted surface reactions. A number of challenges need to be addressed to achieve significant advancement in this field and the full potential of this emerging technology.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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