Plasma Chemistry & Process Technology
The research division Plasma Chemistry & Process Technology bundles plasma technology topics for production and energy technology. The main focus is on developing sustainable, environmentally sound, economically viable and future-oriented solutions. The research programme Plasma Chemical Processes investigates the physics and chemistry of reactive plasmas, develops approaches and methods for controlling plasma-chemical processes as well as novel concepts for plasma reactors. The research programme Thermal Plasma Technologies concentrates on electrical power engineering, high-voltage engineering and process engineering using electric arcs. The goals are to increase the performance and reliability of power supply components and to develop environmentally friendly switch technology.
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.
Thermal Plasma Technologies
The focus is on investigations on thermal plasmas. These find technological applications in process engineering and occur as discharge phenomena in electrical power engineering and high voltage engineering. In particular, the development of powerful, energy-efficient and resource-saving switch and process technologies is pursued.