Equipment

Three home-built dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma reactors

These plasma reactors are used for the conversion of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4) into value-added chemicals or fuels.
Instrument specifications: home-built DBD reactors with AFS and TREC power supply, three gas chromatographs from Interscience, and several electrical characterisation tools.

Reverse vortex-flow gliding arc plasmatron (GAP) reactor

This plasma reactor is also used for the conversion of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4) into value-added chemicals or fuels.
Instrument specifications: custom-made gliding arc plasma reactor from Advanced Plasma Solutions, which can also be coupled to the gas chromatographs.

Atmospheric pressure glow discharge (APGD) with fast gas flow

This plasma reactor is also used for the conversion of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4) into value-added chemicals or fuels.
Instrument specifications: home-built plasma reactor in collaboration with Ghent University, which can also be coupled to the gas chromatographs.

Several plasma jet and DBD setups for plasma medicine

These plasma setups are used for plasma medicine applications, more specifically the treatment of cancer cell lines.
Instrument specifications:

  • Micro-plasma jet built at Bochum University, as EU COST reference jet;
  • kINPen plasma jet, from Neoplas GmbH, Germany;
  • Floating electrode DBD built at Nyheim Plasma Institute, Drexel University, USA;
  • Plasma jet and DBD built at the Plasma Bioscience Research Center, South-Korea.

Contact persons:

Annemie Bogaerts: +32-(0)3-265.23.77, annemie.bogaerts@uantwerpen.be
Karen Leyssens: +32-(0)3-265.23.53, karen.leyssens@uantwerpen.be
Luc Van ’t dack: +32-(0)3-265.23.43, luc.vantdack@uantwerpen.be

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Contact

PLASMANT
Plasma, Laser Ablation and Surface Modelling - ANTwerp
University of Antwerp, Dept. Chemistry
Campus Drie Eiken
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerpen-Wilrijk
Belgium
Fax +32-(0)3-265.23.43
annemie.bogaerts@uantwerpen.be