Modeling of the reactivity of vibrationally excited molecules in a corona plasma for catalytic reactions

M.A. Tas, R.M. van Hardeveld, E.M. Veldhuizen, van, R.A. Santen, van

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Abstract

A model is developed to describe the transfer of vibrational energy from excited gas molecules to a heterogeneous surface or to heating of the gas. Diffusion of excited species is included in the model. The model is used to compute the maximum possible energy efficiency of a plasma-induced catalytic reaction, which is driven by vibrationally excited molecules. The computational results of the model are correlated to experimental data on quenching rates and the relevant parameters of the self-sustained discharge. It is con cluded that the mechanism of plasma-induced catalysis with vibrationally excited molecules is highly unlikely.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-12) 21-25 August 1995 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
EditorsJ.V. Heberlein, D.W. Ernie, J.T. Roberts
Place of PublicationMinneapolis, Minn.
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Pages481-486
ISBN (Print)1-88797-600-0
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Event12th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC 12), August 21-25, 1995, Minneapolis, MN, USA - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 21 Aug 199525 Aug 1995

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Conference12th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC 12), August 21-25, 1995, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Abbreviated titleISPC 12
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period21/08/9525/08/95
OtherProc. 12th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Minneapolis

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Tas, M. A., van Hardeveld, R. M., Veldhuizen, van, E. M., & Santen, van, R. A. (1995). Modeling of the reactivity of vibrationally excited molecules in a corona plasma for catalytic reactions. In J. V. Heberlein, D. W. Ernie, & J. T. Roberts (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-12) 21-25 August 1995 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (pp. 481-486). Minneapolis, Minn.: American Physical Society.