We will particularly study:
- underlying mechanisms and structure-activity correlations in plasma catalysis
- demonstrate the advantages and limitations of using alternative reaction pathways in plasma at mild conditions (near ambient temperature and pressure) for dry reforming reactions and gas phase conversion in general
- prove the concept of producing inorganic amines selectively (nitrogen fixation)
- demonstrate techno-economics and environmental benefits of plasma catalysis and how it is affected by different types of uncertainty, identifying key R&D targets.
Note: in literature, plasma catalysis indicates the implementation of materials into the plasma phase, creating performance enhancement, even though the enhancing effect might be physical rather than what is understood as catalysis thermally. In plasma research, this is all grouped in one term “plasma catalysis”.