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Plasmalysis is an innovative technology in the field of plasma physics.

What is plasmalysis?

Plasmalysis is a newly coined word made up of plasma and lysis (Greek λύσις, "loosening" or "dissolution"). On the one hand, it describes the plasma-chemical dissociation of organic and inorganic compounds (e.g., CH and NH compounds) in interaction with a plasma between two electrodes in the absence of oxygen, on the other hand, the synthesis, i.e., the union, of two or more elements to form a new molecule (e.g., methane synthesis).

What is a plasma?

A plasma is generated by electrical discharge between two electrodes and contains a mixture of freely moving electrons, ions and neutral atoms or molecules. These interact with the surrounding gas or liquid.

To put it simply:

Plasmalysis is a unique process in which hydrogen is produced inexpensively and in a climate-neutral manner from industrial wastewater, slurry, plastic waste or methane. High-frequency plasma is generated from solar or wind energy. This splits the nitrogen and carbon compounds into their starting materials. The elements then combine again in the plasma field. Hydrogen and other gases escape, are separated in membranes, and can then be used for various different areas of application.

This CO2-free technology based on green electricity enables the following applications:

Plasmalysis of dirty water

Plasmalysis of methane

Plasmalysis of waste plastic

Membrane gas separation

Methanisation

H2/natural gas refuelling

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