$CO_{2}/CH_{4}$ reforming by nanosecond pulsed discharges coupled to catalysis.

Lovascio S., Martini L. M., Gatti N., Dilecce G., Tosi P.
  Venerdì 15/09   15:30 - 18:30   Aula A224   II - Fisica della materia
Today the control of the global warming is one of the main concerns. To face this problem, the development of new technologies with negative $CO_{2}$ emission is strongly required. For this purpose, non-equilibrium plasma coupled to heterogeneous catalysis is a promising technique. Among the various non-equilibrium plasma strategies, the nanosecond repetitively pulsed (NRP) discharges have shown good energy conversion efficiency in the dry reforming of methane. This contribution shows the conversion of $CO_{2}/CH_{4}$ mixtures by NRP discharges, fired in a needle-to-sphere configuration, coupled to a $Co/Cu/Al_{2}O_{3}$ catalyst placed just downstream the plasma region.