Non-Thermal Plasma-Assisted Catalysis for Carbon Neutrality

Shaojun Xu, Xiaolei Fan, Huanhao Chen, Christopher Hardacre, Richard Catlow

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To achieve carbon neutrality, or attain a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050, various technologies are required to balance carbon emissions with carbon removal (carbon offsetting) and reduce carbon emissions (low-carbon economy). Catalysis plays a significant role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions through novel concepts of converting carbon dioxide to value-added chemicals and enabling energy-efficient processes. The UK Catalysis Hub has advanced the development of both carbon utilisation and energy-efficient conversions with low emissions, which will contribute to achieving carbon neutrality in the future. This chapter presents a critical review of one of the recent promising technologies in catalytic carbon dioxide conversion, i.e., non-thermal plasma-assisted catalysis under mild conditions. General backgrounds of plasma technology and hybrid plasma catalysis processes are first discussed, followed by a discussion on the state of the art of the plasma-assisted CO2 removal and reutilisation. Finally, recent achievements by the UK Catalysis Hub projects and future challenges in relevant fields are summarised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Developments in Catalysis
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781800612013
ISBN (Print)9781800612006
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Engineering (all)


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