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Track 3: Non-thermal Plasma in Energy Conversion and High-voltage Applications

Chair: Zhaolun Cui, School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology

Abstract—Non-thermal plasma (NTP) is showing great potentials in energy conversion as an alternative to thermal-catalysis or electro-catalysis. Extensive efforts have been made in fields of plasma-enabled synthesis of chemicals and fuels, plasma-enabled the environmental clean-up, plasma-enabled catalysis treatment, in-situ probing of plasma-catalyst interactions and its high-voltage applications, which show great potentials in industrial demands like CO2 hydrogenation, CH4 reforming and nitrogen fixation, plasma deposition, chemical synthesis, VOC abatement and high-voltage insulation. This session aims to report the recent progress on conversion technology, complex mechanism simulation, in-situ detection and their high-voltage applications from researchers around the world. These proceedings are suitable for researchers engaged in fields of plasma-catalysis, discharge diagnosis and modelling, chemical modelling and high-voltage applications.

The main contributions received and research contents of this branch are involving several points. Initially, the focus is on developing advanced plasma-catalysis conversion technologies. This involves exploring the role of plasma in catalyzing chemical reactions, as well as tackling the challenges associated with scaling and practically implementing these systems. The fundamental mechanism is to be uncovered by points of advanced in-situ plasma-catalysis characterization, advanced in-situ discharge diagnosis and multi-scale or innovative modelling. Cutting-edge approaches are to be employed to elucidate the reaction properties of energy conversion in both the gas-phase and at the gas-solid interface in the presence of plasma. This helps to uncover the underlying relationships between physicochemical parameters at the microscopic level and the macroscopic experimental conditions in plasma systems. Last but not least, studies in high-voltage discharge and applications are welcome, so that to give new insights in fields of high-voltage insulation and gas discharge. All findings from these endeavors will be summarized to offer comprehensive, up-to-date insights into plasma energy conversion and high-voltage applications.

We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Plasma-catalysis conversion technology;
In-situ plasma-catalysis characterization;
In-situ discharge diagnosis technology;
Multi-scale or innovative modelling technology;
High-Voltage Discharge and Applications;

Not limited to the above topics, all kinds of papers combining plasma and high-voltage applications are welcome to submit.