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Environment and Bioeconomy

The research division plasmas for Environment and Bioeconomy focuses on innovative and environmentally friendly technologies and research into plasma chemical processes. New applications are being developed for agriculture, biomass digestion and the decontamination of food, exhaust air and water. Various atmospheric pressure plasma sources are used, such as dielectrically impeded discharges, jet, microwave and microplasmas, which are extensively investigated experimentally. The close cooperation of physicists, biologists, chemists and engineers with highly specialised technicians and laboratory staff is unique worldwide. The research programme Plasma Chemical Processes investigates the physics and chemistry of reactive plasmas, develops new methods and approaches for control as well as innovative concepts for plasma reactors.


Plasma chemical processes

The focus is on the physics and chemistry of reactive plasmas and the development of new diagnostics and methods for controlling plasma chemical processes for synthesis and surface treatment. The basic understanding of technological processes, such as plasma nitriding or biomass utilisation, is improved in order to optimise their applications.




Agriculture, biomass & decontamination

The focus is on the development and optimisation of plasma-based processes for decontamination and hygiene for environmental protection, occupational and personal safety, food hygiene and medical facilities.





Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann
Chairman of the Board and Scientific Director, 
Division Manager of Environment and Bioeconomy

Phone: +49 3834 - 554 314
Fax: +49 3834 - 554 301