11th International Conference
on
Plasma Assisted Technologies
January 22 - 25, 2018










 
14 December, 2016 One more APT-100 plasma system was sold for BNNT production
14 - 17 December, 2015 New 100 kW ICP/RF plasma system was commissioned to customer in Texas, USA
14 December, 2015 Volume 2 of the PAC book was published. Its available on Amazon and at any book store
23 - 26 June, 2014 ICPAT-9, which was held 23-26 June, 2014 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia has demonstrated growing interest of scientists and experts to research and development in the field of plasma assisted technologies. Attendees from 14 countries: Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, the Ukraine, the United States have delivered 51 presentation and participated in 12 round tables with very productive open discussions. It was announced by the Steering Committee that the 10th conference will be held in February, 2016 in Cancun, Mexico.
18 - 21 February 2013 Steering Committee of the 8th International Conference on Plasma Assisted Technologies (ICPAT), which has been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 18-21 February, 2013 reports the main results:
• 12 successful sessions and 12 round tables with open discussions
• 60 presentations
• over 60 attendees from 12 countries: Belarus, Brazil, Columbia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, the Ukraine, the United States, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Taiwan.
• exciting cultural program including Carnival Winner's Parade and one day city tour
3 December 2012 APT, LLC demonstrated continuous operation of its RF torch with reverse vortex plasma stabilization and remote ignition on pressure in a reaction chamber up to 90 psig. The torch was powered by an integrated type power supply also developed by APT. This is a significant progress on the way of high pressure RF/ICP torches development for a wide variety of applications.
21 Oct 2009 The International Plasma Technology Center (IPTC), as a non-profit organization with scientific, educational, and charitable purposes has been incorporated with APT sponsorship in the State of Virginia, USA. You are welcome to visit the IPTC web site at www.plasmacombustion.org to see our goals, plans, initial stage projects, and offers.

Within the first three years, IPTC will be focused on activity to:
• Establish facilities for proof-of-principle demonstration and industrial plasma studies
• Assist in building and establishing institutional credibility, world-wide
• Involve world-class scientists, engineers, and business leaders
• Organize international cooperation around industrial plasma applications and integrate with national research centers and experts • Provide worldwide technologies along with marketing capability and a pipeline of orders • Develop and implement small- to mid-scale prototypes of waste-into-energy plants (25-250 TPD), coal gasifiers, heat engines with PAC, plasma aerodynamics, oil well treatment tools, exhaust gas treatment equipment, plasma systems for climate control (UAV and land based), and water purification and desalination plants
• Create new, high-technology, green-economy-oriented jobs
• Establish fabrication facilities for high-volume production of the most commercially successful systems.

The focus Areas for the IPTC are:
• Waste–to-Energy
• Clean energy generation
• Oil and gas industry applications
• Climate control
• Propulsion
• Aerodynamics
• Water purification
• Air pollution control
• Materials modification.
15 - 18 Sep 2009 Steering Committee of the 5th International Workshop and Exhibition on Plasma Assisted Combustion (IWEPAC), which has been held in Alexandria, Virginia, USA (Washington, D.C. area) from 15-18 September, 2009 reports the main results.
The 5th International Workshop and Exhibition on Plasma Assisted Combustion (IWEPAC) has been held from September 15 to 18 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center (Washington, D.C. area, USA). It had over 40 attendees from 10 countries: Canada, Korea, Germany, France, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, the Ukraine, the United States, and Venezuela. Thirty papers were selected and presented in six sessions: (1) Plasma Ignition and Flame Control, (2) Plasma Generation, Diagnostics, and Modeling, (3) Plasma Flow Dynamics and Kinetics, (4) Fuel Reformation and Activation (5) New Plasma Effects and Prospective Applications, and (6) Business Forum. Six round-table sessions facilitated discussions on prospective directions of activity and created several international research collaborations for joint project development and implementation.
IWEPAC-5 has pioneered a half-day session with five more presentations and further open discussion, which was devoted to an important topic for many countries: partial and complete coal gasification based on technology recently developed by APT, namely a new generation of high power plasma torches with almost unlimited lifetime and high efficiency. The main result of this meeting was a decision to establish an international group of companies and institutions to work out the program and start immediate cooperation on two pilot projects: (1) plasma burner development for a coal- fired boiler retrofit and (2) coal gasifier development for synthesis gas production and further power generation. Documents describing the conclusions of the Coal Forum and a draft program plan will be sent to Workshop attendees.
Several operating plasma devices, including a nanosecond rise-time discharge spark plug and associated ignition module, installed at on a V-10 engine; plasma igniters; multi-mode plasma pilots (combustion sustainers); plasma fuel nozzles; plasma assisted Tornado combustors and fuel reformers, and 50-150-300 kW hybrid plasma torches were demonstrated at the exhibition area.
As energy, pollution, and global-warming issues rise in importance worldwide, it is expected that this emerging field of plasma science and technology will also grow in terms of basic research, as well as practical applications. IWEPAC provides a forum for researchers, industry experts and venture capitalists to present and discuss scientific, engineering and marketing aspects of Plasma Assisted Combustion (PAC).
Thanks to sponsorship of Applied Plasma Technologies and efforts of the Steering Committee members, IWEPAC became an annual meeting. It attracts more and more attendees worldwide. To widen our participant circle and simplify participation for attendees from Europe and Asia, we decided that, starting in 2010, the Workshop location would be moved second year from the US to other continents. So, IWEPAC-6 will be hosted by the Institute of Space Propulsion of the German Aerospace Center. It will be held 13-16 September, 2010 in Lampoldhausen, Germany and have a new session – plasma aerodynamics and propulsion.
16 - 19 Sep 2008 Steering Committee of the 4th International Workshop and Exhibition on Plasma Assisted Combustion (IWEPAC), which was held in Falls Church, Virginia, USA (Washington, D.C. area) from 16-19 September, 2008 is pleased to announce the main results.
Over 40 attendees from 7 countries: Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, Korea, Russia, the Ukraine, and the United States. Thirty two papers were selected and presented in five sessions: (1) plasma ignition and flame control, (2) plasma generation, diagnostics, and modeling, (3) fuel reformation and activation, (4) waste-into-energy processing, and (5) new plasma effects and perspective applications. Five round-table sessions facilitated discussions on prospective directions of activity and created several international research collaborations for joint project development and implementation. Separate session was devoted to discussions of the concept, objectives and main positions of the International Plasma Technology Center. Several operating plasma devices, including a nano-second rise-time discharge spark plug, DC and MW plasma igniters, multi-mode plasma pilots (combustion sustainers), and plasma assisted Tornado combustors were demonstrated at the exhibition area.
IWEPAC-4 has established and announced the first acting members of the International Council of Experts in the field of plasma assisted combustion. Among them are Professor Vladimir Messerle from Kazakhstan, Professor Sergey Serbin from Ukraine, Dr. Louis Rosocha and Dr. Igor Matveev from USA.
Thanks to sponsorship of Applied Plasma Technologies and Plasmatronics, LLC, ten attendees from four countries have got different kinds of the financial support, which enabled their conference participation.
Among about 110 Plasma Conferences to be held in 2008, IWEPAC is the only one devoted to the field of Plasma Assisted Combustion (PAC). Due to growing interest from the industry, researches and investors, Steering Committee has decided to conduct this meeting on the annual basis.
IWEPAC-5 will be held 15-18 September 2009 in Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.A. (place is the subject for further approval). It will have three more sessions: (1) plasma flow dynamics, session chair Professor S. Serbin, National Shipbuilding University, Ukraine, e-mail: siserbin@yandex.ru, (2) plasma kinetics, session chair Professor V. Bychkov, Moscow State University, Russian Federation, e-mail: bychvl@orc.ru, and (3) business forum. The third one will be focused on business aspects of the plasma based technologies and might be of great interest for investors. Over 35 companies and institutions worldwide have already expressed their interest in attending IWEPEC-5.
2 May 2007 APT has organized an International Consortium (IC) of leading companies, institutions and research centers from USA, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. This unique and world’s first International team for development and mass production of new millennium environmentally- friendly technologies units over 500 world recognized scientists and engineers in the field of plasma generation, gasification, plasma assisted combustion, gas treatment, power generation, heat recovery. IC will be focused on development of break through technologies for worldwide spreading in the following key areas:
• Waste into Energy
• Alternative Fuels
• Heat engines improvements
• Propulsion and drag reduction
• Materials modification
• Air quality control
The first announced project is development of high efficiency, robust, near zero toxicity MSW-to-Energy modules, including mobile and stationary ones with capacity from 25 to 250 tons per day. IC plans to develop a product line of small to mid-size hazardous waste-to-energy recycling units, including bio, medical, chemical, electronic waste, etc. These units will incorporate innovative fexible feedstock and multi-mode processing technologies for simultaneous MSW, scrap tires and low-Btu solid fuels plasma gasification. Universal non-thermal plasma exhaust treatment systems will help to achieve near zero emission operation. First MSW-to-Energy Pilot Plant with 25 tons per day capacity will have on the output ~1.9 MW of electricity based on 11 MJ/kg lower heating value (45 MW*h per day), 1.1 MW of thermal energy for district heating (steam and hot water) and 1,800 kg/h fresh water for air based process. Application of oxygen plasma gasification technology will provide net power generation about 1.3 MW per tone of MSW and electrical efficiency of MSW processing up to 70% in comparison with achieved level of 35-37%. Each 250 TPD plant will generate up to 13MW of electrical power and export up to 325 MWh per day.
Intermediate product of MSW processing is synthesis gas with high H2 and CO content, which could be optionally used as an additional clean fuel for existing coal fired utility plants. This will lead to increased coal combustion efficiency, less pollution, involving renewable energy source, numerous environmental benefits, creation new jobs and so forth.
IC is open to new attendees with significant contributions, welcome investors into new global and fast growing industry, and will be happy to coordinate marketing and implementation plans with municipalities and local governments worldwide.
18 - 21 Sep 2007 APT has organized and hosted IWEPAC-3. It had over 45 attendees from 7 countries: Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Thirty-one papers were selected and presented in five sessions: (1) plasma ignition and flame control, (2) plasma generation and modeling, (3) fuel reformation and activation, (4) waste-into-energy processing, and (5) advanced industrial processes. Five round-table sessions facilitated discussions on prospective directions of activity and created several international research collaborations for joint project development and implementation. Several operating plasma devices, including a nano-second rise-time discharge spark plug, plasma igniters, multi-mode plasma pilots (combustion sustainers), plasma assisted Tornado combustors and fuel reformers were demonstrated at the exhibition area.
As energy, pollution, and global-warming issues rise in importance worldwide, it is expected that this emerging field of plasma science and technology will also grow in terms of basic research, as well as practical applications. IWEPAC provides a forum for researchers, industry experts and venture capitalists to present and discuss scientific, engineering and marketing aspects of Plasma Assisted Combustion (PAC).
Thanks to sponsorship of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Applied Plasma Technologies was decided to conduct this meeting annually. IWEPAC-4 will be held 16-19 September 2008 in Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.A. (Washington, D.C. area). Over 30 companies and institutions worldwide have already expressed their interest in attending IWEPEC-4. Within the 4th IWEPAC Steering Committee plans to establish an International Council of Experts in the field of PAC, start working on the National PAC Roadmap, provide support to junior scientists, and select papers for publication in the IEEE-TPS Special Issue on Plasma-Assisted Combustion.
18 June 2007 APT supports the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (www.crdf.org) initiative to promote research in the field of renewable and sustainable energy. CRDF’s Junior Scientist Energy Research Fellowship is a three-month opportunity for Eurasian Junior Scientists to travel to the United States and work with a U.S. specialist to pursue a project that aims to reduce worldwide dependency on non-renewable energy resources. APT encourages young scientists from Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine to submit their project proposals in the following specific areas:
- Plasma assisted reformation of bio diesel and coal into synthesis gas;
- RF and MW plasma ignition and flame control in subsonic and supersonic flows;
- Plasma assisted combustion in reverse vortex flows;
- Non-equilibrium plasma diagnostics.
APT is ready to provide a scholarship for up to 5 junior scientists within 2007/08 on the basis of its contemporary test facilities in Springfield, VA, support with lodging, meals and in-state transportation.
15 June 2007 Last months APT significantly improved its test facilities in Springfield, VA (see panoramic view below). At the moment it has: • Several computer work stations, including multi-processor computers for CFD modeling with commercial software packages (FLUENT, ANSYS, LabView); • 100 kW power input and all necessary outputs as 12 and 24VDC, 110VAC, 208VAC, 220VAC, 3x208VAC, 3x380VAC, 3x480VAC; • Compressed air system with 25 hp rotary screw compressor (pressure up to 13 bar and flow rate up to 80 grams per second), air dryer and 300 gallon air tank, including multi-line flow, pressure and temperature measurements; • Low pressure air system with the blower output up to 30 grams per second; • Two gas analyzers, including TESTO-350XL for H2, low and high CO and NOx measurements; • National Instruments data acquisition system with a number of thermocouples (K and R type), pressure sensors, high frequency digital oscilloscopes, high voltage probes, flow meters, etc.; • 6 meters high and 250 mm ID chimney for hot combustor tests, • Boiler for steam production; • 30 kW RF generator with 2.5 to 5 MHz frequency; • Several custom build high voltage power sources with regulative output up to 1.5 kW for non-thermal plasma torches; • Plasma assisted reverse vortex combustors and fuel reformers with ID from 73 to 145 mm; • Liquid and gaseous fuel feeding systems.

19 - 21 Sep 2006 APT has organized and hosted the 2nd International Workshop and Exhibition on Plasma Assisted Combustion (IWEPAC). Over 30 attendees from 8 countries, including Belgium, Canada, France, Kazakhstan, Korea, Russia, Ukraine and the U.S.A. participated in this unique event and delivered 28 presentations at four sessions: (1) ignition and flame control, (2) plasma generation, (3) fuel conversion and coal processing, (4) waste-into-power processing. Two round tables facilitated discussions on prospective directions of activity and created several international research teams for joint project development and implementation. Several operating plasma devices, including a nano-second rise-time discharge spark plug (Plasmatronics, LLC), a plasma fuel activator (Los Alamos National Laboratory), plasma igniters, multi-mode plasma pilots (combustion sustainers) and plasma assisted Tornado combustors (Applied Plasma Technologies) were demonstrated at the exhibition area. Great interest in the presentations was proven by almost 100% attendee presence at all sessions.

19 Nov 2005 APT laboratory staff hosted a lab warming reception. Among the guests were close friends, current and future partners, potential investors, and high ranking business and government officials. The Company CEO made a brief presentation and demonstrated a few live tests/experiments, which were very much welcomed by the guests. The CEO also answered a number of questions related to the current activities and future company plans. Presentation and Q&A session followed by the buffet dinner and informal evening.

01 Sep 2005 In the frame of DOD SBIR Phase 1 Project "Multi-Channel Plasma Switches", Applied Plasma Technologies develops a plasma switch for high energy laser defense systems. It is based on a high voltage and high frequency multi-channel corona discharge. We successfully tested a 2-channel multi-pin prototype with pick current up to 10kA and rise time from 8 to 25 nanoseconds depending on the load parameters (play movie).
07 Jul 2005 APT has initiated and became a participant in a joint three-year multi-million dollar international project focused on the research and development of a novel combustion technology. The major project goals are to develop and bring to the world market a new high-efficiency, low-emissions "Plasma Assisted Tornado" (PAT) combustion technology as a combination of two innovative devices: a Reverse Vortex Combustion Chamber (Tornado Combustor – TC) and a Plasma Assisted Combustion System (PACS). The combined system can be used for a variety of applications, including gas turbines (industrial, marine, aircraft), boilers, technological furnaces, fuel reformers, surface treatment devices and others. The project team for this effort will consist of the United States Department of Energy's Los Alamos and Brookhaven National Laboratories, Applied Plasma Technologies in Virginia, and CyberTech International in Florida. Our partners in the Ukraine are Plasma-Tekhnika-Consult, the Paton Electric Welding Institute, the Ukrainian Academy of Science Material Science Institute, the State Gas Turbine Complex "Zarya-Mashproekt", Design Bureau "Progress", and the National University of Shipbuilding. Our partners in Russia are Quinta, Ltd., the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Institute of High Temperature, the State Enterprise "SALUT", and the All-Russia Thermo-Technology Institute. In the development of this project, both personnel and material formerly supporting the development and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the former Soviet Union will be re-directed towards the development and manufacture of new non-military technology of commercial value to both the United States and the Newly Independent States.

We are open for cooperation and will welcome any interested party with substantial contributions to join us.
21 Mar 2005 Our SBIR Phase I proposal, submitted under Topic Number AF05-198, has been selected as one that the Air Force expects to award.
17 Feb 2005
Newly developed plasma gas ionizer with more powerful (up to 1.2 kW in arc) power supply were delivered today to their customer - one of the Fortune 300 companies. It took only two months to develop and manufacture a completely new plasma system. Successful tests of plasma ionizer can initiate a new industrial technology development.



21 Dec 2004 Developed by APT and manufactured by the Ukrainian strategic partner "Plasma-Technika-Consult" completely new Reverse Vortex Combustor has been shipped to the famous aircraft turbine manufacturer for further tests. This recently patented dual fuel combustor with novel system of plasma chemical stabilization can be easily transformed into a one, two or even three zones fuel combustor/reformer with cylindrical or annular geometry without increasing of external dimensions which are as follows: maximum OD - 220 mm, reactor's length - 276 mm, and the total length with plasma generator - 341 mm. Combination of two innovative technologies in one device realizes idea of the universal, adjustable, low emissions, multi-fuel combustor and fuel reformer development for variety of applications, including but not limited by industrial and aircraft turbines, boilers, reciprocating engines, furnaces, etc. Several well known companies expressed already their interest in commercialization of this promising combustion technology.
14 Dec 2004
Our company won a contract with one of the major US based chemical companies and will develop a plasmatron for continuous generation of different ionized gases and their blends. New plasmatron will operate without external cooling of electrodes on a power level up to 1 kW in environment with ambient temperature about 600°C. This became possible due to application of a novel and recently patented non-thermal plasma generation technology in reverse vortex flow. This technology is a result of the last two years joint research and development with Drexel Plasma Institute. Continuously operating un-cooled plasma generators will dramatically expand application of low temperature plasma in industry.  
01 Dec 2004 APT became a member of the United States Industry Coalition (USIC, www.usic.net) and in a partnership with the Department of Energy's Brookhaven and Los Alamos National Laboratories, CyberTech International, Plasma-Technika-Consult (Ukraine) and Quinta, Ltd. (Russia) will participate in the large-scale international projects related to development and worldwide marketing of:
a) new generation of plasma fuel nozzles for gas turbines and boilers
b) reverse vortex combustors for super low emissions burning of the bio-fuels in gas turbines
25 Nov 2004 The links to publications and presentations were fixed. Now you can read about scientific foundations of Plasma Ignition System and Tornado Combustor.
21 Nov 2004 The site's appearance has been refreshed, and the quote request form has been added.
09 Jul 2004 Power Supply added to our products section. Click here to view.
 

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