Review of the 46th ak-adp: eagerly awaited - closing with a positive conclusion!

Atmospheric plasmas are already making a contribution to the energy transition. That is the conclusion of the 46th ak-adp workshop. In the fields of industrial waste gas purification, plasma chemistry and environmentally relevant plasma applications, there is a broad spectrum of industry-ready processes and many new innovative ideas are being advanced. These topics were brought together for the first time at the 46th workshop of the atmospheric pressure plasma user group "Shaping the energy transition with atmospheric pressure plasma - impetus for sustainability and economic efficiency" on April 17 and 18, 2024.

More than 50 participants from industry and research were able to discuss new and established applications of atmospheric plasmas with potential for novel surface modifications, resource protection and conservation and use as an effective energy source in Dresden. Cold plasmas are very well suited for reactive chemistry.

The ak-adp-talk panel discussion took a closer look at what is needed to make plasma technology more interesting for industry. Sustainability is only of interest to industry in the context of economic efficiency. In contrast to gas, electricity is heavily taxed in Germany. This makes the electrification of industry unaffordable - plasma could be a solution here. The Carbon2Chem project was presented as a positive example of high subsidies for the energy transition with the inclusion of plasmas.

Other highlights of the workshop included a dome ascent to the Frauenkirche, the established regulars' table and the factory tour at DAS Environmental Expert GmbH.

We would like to thank all speakers and discussion partners for their active participation in the workshop.

The workshop was kindly supported by companies such as DAS Environmental Expert GmbH and TRUMPF Hüttinger GmbH & Co. KG and networks such as Plasma Germany and futureSAX.

Outlook: The program of the 47th ak-adp workshop has been announced. Online registration is now open. Take advantage of the early bird discount until 30.08.