Plasma & Bio
The combination of plasma technology with life sciences is organises in the working group Plasma & Bio. Using the slogan “Plasma technologies for a healthier life”, the working group addresses the combination of physical plasma with life science and medicine. Our members cooperate in the area of: plasma medicine (e.g. application of plasma technologies for wound healing, decontamination, therapy of skin diseases, etc.), plasma and food (e.g. decontamination of food, decontamination during production process, etc.) and plasma for biotechnology (e.g. support of immobilisation of bioactive substances, etc.).
Plasma & Energy
On request, new working groups could be established. Currently, the potential to build up a working group focusing on energy systems (Plasma & Energy) is in discussion. This working group could address the challenges of energy saving (e.g. low friction coatings), energy storage (e.g. fuel cells, accumulators) and energy production (e.g. pyrolysis, hydrogen production, solar energy).
Plasma & Environment
The focus of the working group Plasma & Environment are applications of plasma for environmental protection with the slogan “Plasma technologies for a healthier environment”. The main topics are: exhaust gas and air cleaning, especially the reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and the NOx and SOx reduction; water cleaning using plasma based advanced oxidation processes (PbAOP); waste to energy conversion, energy storage and substitution of wet chemistry for coatings.
Plasma & Internationalisation
The working group Plasma & Internationalisation supports the cooperation between members from the cluster with relevant stakeholders in different countries like Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia and USA. Different working mission have been and will be organised to the target countries. The main goal of this working group will be to open up new markets for the members and to support them with the market entry.
Plasma & Surfaces
The working group Plasma & Surfaces bundling activities around surface modification. Using the slogan “Plasma technologies for functional surfaces”, the working group concentrate on e.g. activation, cleaning, coating, etching etc. to get functional surfaces.