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Project acronym: PlasTEP+

Project title: Attracting investments in plasma-based air and water cleaning technologies

Application call: 9

Priority: 1. Fostering innovations

Project website:

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Lead Partner:

Technologiezentrum Fördergesellschaft mbH Vorpommern
Brandteichstr. 20
17489 Greifswald
DE
Wolfgang Blank
E-mail: blanck@technologiezentrum.de
Phone: +49 3834 550100
Fax: +49 3834 550222

Project Manager:

Technologiezentrum Fördergesellschaft mbH Vorpommern
Brandteichstr. 20
17489 Greifswald
DE
Alexander Schwock
E-mail: schwock@technologiezentrum.de
Phone: +49 3834 550 102
Fax: +49 3834 550 111


Information Manager:

Technologiezentrum Fördergesellschaft mbH Vorpommern
Brandteichstr. 20
17489 Greifswald
DE
Katherina Ulrich
E-mail: ulrich@technologiezentrum.de
Phone: +49 3834 550 104
Fax: +49 3834 550 111



Summary description of the project:

"To make the Baltic Sea Region an environmentally sustainable place” was one of the important actions of the BSR strategy's action plan. Plasma, an ionized gas, can be used to clean air and water. Based on the existing experiences of plasma application for air and water cleaning in the BSR PlasTEP and the extension phase PlasTEP + supported the transfer of existing knowledge from research institutions to the industry by dissemination. Within PlasTEP+ the demonstration models and setups, developed during the PlasTEP project, were used to inform stakeholder from industry about plasma for environmental application. The breakthrough of new plasma based forms of exhaust gas and water treatment were promoted within PlasTEP+ from 2012 until 2014.

The demonstration of results and efficiency in practical application was the most efficient method to attract investments from public bodies and private companies towards innovative air and water cleaning technologies and to convince them about the

benefits. More than six field tests were performed in different countries (Poland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Germany) under real process conditions.

The results of this practical field tests were presented to stakeholders from industry at workshops, seminars, conferences and fairs. All information about the events, presentation, studies, publications and other documents were developed during the PlasTEP and PlasTEP+ project time and can be found at www.PlasTEP.eu in the download area.

This information is still used as knowledge database to attract more industry to invest in plasma base technologies for environmental application and demonstrate the high quality of knowledge in R&D in the BSR in this sector. The positive feedback about the material in the knowledge data base comes not only from the BSR region but also from other European countries (e.g. Italy, Spain) and worldwide (e.g. Brazil, India, China, Russia).

*companies having an odor pollution like farmers, food industry or bio-oil producers.

Plasma technology will enable a brighter future for environmental protection as one of the key processes with long term results. Research in these fields opens doors by promising ecologically efficient and integrative solutions and using the existing potential plasma technology to have a great chance to become a “lighthouse technology” in the BSR. By bundling the know-how and the cross-border education, this area will become visible as a regional competence especially for environmental application. These activities are bound within the international cluster BalticNet-PlasmaTec. The workgroup Plasma & Environment of the BalticNet-PlasmaTec cluster is the initiator of the PlasTEP+ project, realizes the sustainable cooperation within this area and will be the main contact point for plasma based environmental protection application within the Baltic Sea Region and also in Europe and worldwide.


Achievements of the project so far:

Within the third reporting period two workshops and two seminars were organised. At these workshops the results of the field test were presented and new areas of development and application were discussed.

At the workshop in Berlin the participants discussed the further cooperation between the companies and the research institutions. Especially new joint application projects were discussed between the SME and the research partner. One topic was e.g. the air cleaning during the polymerisation of tires. Additionally the partners agreed to focus also water cleaning as new challenge for the future. New plasma sources can be used to clean hormones and drugs in waste water. Therefore this topic will be addressed Horizon 2020.

In the seminar in Warsaw the application of electron beam were discussed. One result of the workshop was to intensify the activities to finance a mobile unit for demonstration purposes. One possibility will also be the Horizon 2020 program. To proceed the discussion an additional workshop was organized after PlasTEP+ in November 2014.

The two day PlasTEP+ application seminar in Roskilde was used as a strategy seminar. Together with industry partners the future task for the plasma group within the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage of the DTU were discussed. The future focus will be on materials and processes for energy conversion and storage including flue gas purification by plasma assisted methods. ...

...The partners had agreed to collaborate as to implement into market the dielectric barrier discharge structures produce by Kyocea in collaboration with DTU, Tantec and Lesni. For this purpose direct visits were planned between partners including more experimental evidence in the laboratory test reactor concerning process efficiency and time dependent operation.

At the workshop “Plasma for Environmental and Energy Applications” in Uppsala other application areas of plasma in the environmental sector were discussed. As one main output the cooperation in this area of waste to energy conversion using plasma torches was agreed.

The website www.plastep.eu was and is still used by different experts to get information about state of the art in the plasma treatment for air cleaning. The PlasTEP web page is still used as a reference for plasma based air and water cleaning processes. The interest on the PlasTEP web page ranges from Brazil over Italy and Portugal up to China.



Project Duration: Dec 2012 - Feb 2014
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 312.998,00
ERDF co-financing: 242.199,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Technology Centre Vorpommern
17489 Greifswald | GERMANY
Brandteichstr. 20
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Wolfgang Blank
Phone: +49 3834 550100
E-mail: blank@technologiezentrum.de
Web: www.technologiezentrum.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:72.095,00
ERDF co-financing:54.071,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Leibniz Institute for Plasma Sciences and Technology
17489 Greifswald | GERMANY
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Dr Ronny Brandenburg
Phone: +49 3834 554 3818
E-mail: brandenburg@inp-greifswald.de
Web: www.inp-greifswald.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:82.170,00
ERDF co-financing:61.627,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Technical University of Denmark
DK-4000 Roskilde | DENMARK
Frederiksborgvej 399
Region: Sjælland
Contact person: Dr Eugen Stamate
Phone: +45 (4677) 4562
E-mail: eust@dtu.dk
Web: www.dtu.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:60.550,00
ERDF co-financing:45.412,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
West Pomeranian University of Technology
70-310 Szczecin | POLAND
al. Piastow 17
Region: Zachodniopomorskie
Contact person: Dr. Marcin Holub
Phone: 0048 91 449 4805
E-mail: mholub@zut.edu.pl
Web: www.zut.edu.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:27.600,00
ERDF co-financing:23.460,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Uppsala University, The Angström Laboratory
S-75121 Uppsala | SWEDEN
Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Box 524,
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Prof. Hana Barankova
Phone: 0046 18 471 3118
E-mail: hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se
Web: www.angstrom.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:23.683,00
ERDF co-financing:17.762,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology
03-195 Warsaw | POLAND
ul. Dorodna 16
Region: Mazowieckie
Contact person: Prof. Andrzej G. Chmielewski
Phone: 0048 22 5041205
E-mail: a.chmielewski@ichtj.waw.pl
Web: www.ichtj.waw.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:34.000,00
ERDF co-financing:28.900,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Tartu
51010 Tartu | ESTONIA
Tähe 4
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Dr. Matti Laan
Phone: 00372 737 5564
E-mail: Matti.Laan@ut.ee
Web: http://www.fk.ut.ee/gdl/english/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:12.900,00
ERDF co-financing:10.965,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00