Tel: +370 37 401896
Breslaujos st. 3, LT-44403 Kaunas, Lithuania
MAIN RESEARCH AREAS OF THE LABORATORY:
- development and research of DC plasma sources for wide range of applications;
- research of processes and phenomena taking place in discharge channels, exhaust plasma jets and flows;
- diagnostics of plasma and high-temperature flow and development of diagnostic measures;
- research on interaction of plasma jets and substances in various plasma-technological processes;
- research and implementation of plasma neutralization process of hazardous substances;
- synthesis of catalytic and tribological coatings in plasma ambient and analysis of their properties;
- research of thermal and heterogeneous processes for reacting product flowing around catalytic surface;
- formation and modification of constructional material surfaces in plasma;
- synthesis of micro- and nano- dispersed granules and mineral fiber from hardly meltable materials and analysis of their properties;
- generation of water vapor plasma and its application for fuel conversion and neutralization of hazardous waste.
Researchers of the Laboratory of Plasma Processing have over 50 years of experience working in different fields of development, scientific research and application of atmospheric and reduced pressure plasma and are able to successfully create and realize new plasma technologies, using plasma equipment, designed in the Laboratory. Various composition gas (such as air, argon, nitrogen, hydrogen, acetylene, etc.) and their mixtures are used for plasma jets formation. The Laboratory contains specialized technological equipment, which is used to change and modify mechanical, tribological, chemical and optical properties of layers of different material surfaces. Constant updating of technical base, development and disposal of available analytical equipment enables to perform research of plasma sources, diagnostics of plasma flows and jets, analysis of gas dynamic characteristics and heat-mass transfer.
The following research is curently being carried out by the Laboratory:
Development of plasma sources and research of plasma jets
Research of waste and hazardous materials neutralization plasma process
Synthesis of microstructural coatings in plasma jet
Melting of ceramic materials and synthesis of high-temperature resistant mineral fiber
A new plasma technology was created to produce fine micro- and nano dispersed powder with high developed and controlled surface shape. The BET surface area of powder can reach up to 200 m2/g (gamma-Al2O3).
Research on interaction of plasma jet and materials
Diagnostics of plasma and high-temperature jets
A numerical research of heated gas flow in a channel is carried out using ANSYS Fluent software.
International projects currently being implemented by the Laboratory
From 2018 m. COASTAL Biogas – Cluster On Anaerobic digestion, environmental Services and NuTrients removAL. Interreg South Baltic Programme, Nr. 15/13/33-51.18.21.
From 2018 m. 01.2.2- LMT-K-718 „Plasma chemical reactor for hazardous waste treatment: design, manufacturing, research and application“, Nr. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718-01-0069.
NO. 01.2.2-CPVA-K-703-03-0008 „Execution of R&D activities: To create and test eco-innovative and efficient prototypes of waste processing and recycling technologies“ . Scientific divisions involved: 15, 16, 18, 13 lab. Duration 36 months. (starting at 2020 May 4th).
H2020 project: Twinning for Promoting Excellence, Ability and Knowledge to develop advanced waste gasification Solutions (TWIN-PEAKS). 15, 13 lab. Duration 36 months, international partners: Lithuania, Germany, Sweden.
Twinning for Promoting Excellence, Ability and Knowledge to develop advanced waste gasification Solutions (TWIN-PEAKS). The Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) and Vytautas Magnus UnMore
The COASTAL Biogas project objective is to provide solutions based on anaerobic digestion of cast seaweed to coastal regions to tackle eutrophication, contribute to the transition to More
The pollution control is a transnational request of all countries and a strategic aim of the European Union. This is also reflected in the increasing tightening of the exhaust emissioMore
Plasmas generated in liquids and gas discharges interacting with liquids are today hot topic greatly interesting plasma physicists and plasma chemists due to the broad field of potentMore
Bubbles and drops are entities of enormous practical interest since their interfaces are met in numerous industrial processes and applications of every day life. In order to enhance eMore
The main objective of the Action is to generate a synergistic approach for utilisation of biomass for sustainable fuels & chemicals through cooperation between scientists from difMore
The main objective of the Action is to increase our knowledge and understanding of the properties of oxide surfaces and interfaces at an atomistic level and to develop the means of prMore
The Action generated new scientific knowledge about the fundamental physical, chemical and mechanical phenomena governing friction, wear and lubrication. This knowledge was used to deMore
The Action aimed to increase the knowledge of environmental impacts of manufacturing processes in order to develop and implement environmentally conscious processes, reduce environmenMore
The Action studied the plasma polymerisation process in relation to the desired physical and chemical properties of resulting plasma polymers with special regard to the understanding More
The aim of this work is the investigation of ceramic fibre forming ability from the Si, Mg, Ca and Al oxide system employing plasma technology, the realisation of fibre synthesis procMore
Other international projects
Investigation of plasma-induced effects in efficient energy waste processing technologies for hydrogen extraction Project ID (LMT): P-LUP-22-66 Coordinator: Lietuvos eMore
Projects in Lithuania
EU Structural Funds
Lietuvos energetikos institutas įgyvendina projektą „Kompetencijos centro MTEP veiklų vykdymas, sukuriant ir išbandant inovatyvų dujinių biodegalų gamybos prototipą“ Nr. 01.2.2-CPMore
On 7 February 2018, the Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) and the public institution Central Project Management Agency (CPVA) signed a contract for the implementation of the projeMore
Research Council of Lithuania projects
Lietuvos energetikos institutas įgyvendina projektą „Plazmocheminis reaktorius pavojingų atliekų apdorojimui: sukūrimas, gamyba, tyrimas ir pritaikymas“ Nr. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718 finansuojMore
Lietuvos energetikos institutas įgyvendina projektą „Inovatyvios biometano gamybos technologijos sukūrimas taikant katalitinės termocheminės konversijos metodą“ Nr. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718-0More
|Vitas Valinčius||Head (Chief research associate)||116-LK||+37037401896||Vitas.Valincius@lei.lt|
|Mindaugas Aikas||PhD student + Junior research associate||06-LK||+37037401867||Mindaugas.Aikas@lei.lt|
|Dovilė Gimžauskaitė||Senior Research Associate||110-LK||+37037401866||Dovile.Gimzauskaite@lei.lt|
|Viktorija Grigaitienė||Chief Research Associate||113-LK||+37037401898||Viktorija.Grigaitiene@lei.lt|
|Žydrūnas Kavaliauskas||Senior research associate||109-LK||+37037401895||Zydrunas.Kavaliauskas@lei.lt|
|Romualdas Kėželis||Senior research associate||108-LK||+37037401894||Romualdas.Kezelis@lei.lt|
|Liutauras Marcinauskas||Senior research associate||109-LK||+37037401895||Liutauras.Marcinauskas@lei.lt|
|Mindaugas Milieška||Senior research associate||109-LK||+37037401895||Mindaugas.Milieska@lei.lt|
|Vilma Snapkauskienė||Senior research associate||113-LK||+37037401898||Vilma.Snapkauskiene@lei.lt|
|Airingas Šuopys||Junior Research Associate||112-LK||+37037401901||Airingas.Suopys@lei.lt|
|Andrius Tamošiūnas||Chief research associate||232-AK||+37037401999||Andrius.Tamosiunas@lei.lt|
|Rolandas Uscila||PhD student + Junior Research Associate||112-LK||+37037401901||Rolandas.Uscila@lei.lt|