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Title: Microwave Plasma-Enhanced and Microwave Heated Chemical Reactions

Abstract

Microwave plasma technology is revolutionizing reaction engineering fields such as methane dry reforming, chemical synthesis, biomass conversion, and waste treatment. Microwave generated plasma offers sustainable, cleaner and efficient operations compared to conventional methods. Microwave plasma reactions are more efficient when integrated with catalysts. In this article, a thorough categorization and comparison of microwave plasma-assisted catalytic reactions are presented, while highlighting their contribution to an energy efficient and sustainable future in chemical processing. An introduction on commercial applications of microwave plasma technology is also presented to emphasize its advantages in modern industries. Microwave irradiation can be used as a source of heat or plasma. The addition of heterogeneous catalyst to either microwave heated or microwave enhanced plasma systems can lead to complex pathways in reaction systems. Here, a final section in this article is dedicated to comprehend this complexity in chemical reactions occurring in microwave heated and microwave plasma-enhanced catalytic systems.

Authors:
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  1. West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV (United States)
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Research Org.:
RAPID Manufacturing Institute, New York, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Energy Efficiency Office. Advanced Manufacturing Office
OSTI Identifier:
1642380
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0007888
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 40; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0272-4324
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Catalysis; Nonthermal plasma; Microwave discharges; Reaction mechanism

Citation Formats

Tiwari, Sarojini, Caiola, Ashley, Bai, Xinwei, Lalsare, Amoolya, and Hu, Jianli. Microwave Plasma-Enhanced and Microwave Heated Chemical Reactions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/s11090-019-10040-7.
Tiwari, Sarojini, Caiola, Ashley, Bai, Xinwei, Lalsare, Amoolya, & Hu, Jianli. Microwave Plasma-Enhanced and Microwave Heated Chemical Reactions. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11090-019-10040-7
Tiwari, Sarojini, Caiola, Ashley, Bai, Xinwei, Lalsare, Amoolya, and Hu, Jianli. Sat . "Microwave Plasma-Enhanced and Microwave Heated Chemical Reactions". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11090-019-10040-7. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1642380.
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title = {Microwave Plasma-Enhanced and Microwave Heated Chemical Reactions},
author = {Tiwari, Sarojini and Caiola, Ashley and Bai, Xinwei and Lalsare, Amoolya and Hu, Jianli},
abstractNote = {Microwave plasma technology is revolutionizing reaction engineering fields such as methane dry reforming, chemical synthesis, biomass conversion, and waste treatment. Microwave generated plasma offers sustainable, cleaner and efficient operations compared to conventional methods. Microwave plasma reactions are more efficient when integrated with catalysts. In this article, a thorough categorization and comparison of microwave plasma-assisted catalytic reactions are presented, while highlighting their contribution to an energy efficient and sustainable future in chemical processing. An introduction on commercial applications of microwave plasma technology is also presented to emphasize its advantages in modern industries. Microwave irradiation can be used as a source of heat or plasma. The addition of heterogeneous catalyst to either microwave heated or microwave enhanced plasma systems can lead to complex pathways in reaction systems. Here, a final section in this article is dedicated to comprehend this complexity in chemical reactions occurring in microwave heated and microwave plasma-enhanced catalytic systems.},
doi = {10.1007/s11090-019-10040-7},
journal = {Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing},
number = 1,
volume = 40,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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