HKUST consultancy service for the Innovation & Technology Fund (ITF) Project ref. ITP/031/13NP titled "High Performance Plasma-Driven Catalysis (PDC) for Commercial Air Purification Unit” ($250,000, 2014-2015). Traditional plasma technology has been utilized in the air purification system. However the plasma only system generates a lot of by-products which needs the additional after treatment systems. This brings up the cost and complexity of the product. In the project, a novel air purification technology based on plasma driven catalysis (PDC) is going to be developed because of its higher energy efficiencies, high mineralization rates and low by-product formation. This air cleaning technology is unique as it enables deep purifying of the whole range of toxic compositions into CO2 and H2O, starting from low temperatures. In this project, different plasma-catalyst hybrid configurations and catalyst insertion methods for the in-plasma catalysis configuration will be optimized. Since changing plasma characteristics can eventually result in enhancing the production of new active species, increasing the oxidizing power of the plasma discharge as well as affecting the catalyst properties such as a change in chemical composition, enhancement in surface area or change of catalytic structure, the synergy effect of coupling plasma with catalysts on air purification will also be studied.
|Effective start/end date||01/02/14 → 31/12/14|
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