First Announcement

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The eleventh International Symposium on Non-Thermal/Thermal Plasma Pollution Control
Technology and Sustainable Energy (ISNTP-11) will be organized by the Department of
Chemical Sciences of the University of Padova in Montegrotto Terme (Padova), Italy, during
July 1 – 5, 2018. The University of Padova was established in 1222. Defending freedom of
thought in study and teaching became a distinctive feature which today lives on in the
University motto: Universa Universis Patavina Libertas.
The ISNTP is a biannual international conference which was started in 1992 in the UK.
Following editions were held in Brazil (1997), Korea (2001), USA (2004), France (2006),
Taiwan (2008), Canada (2010), France (2012), China (2014) and Brasil (2016).
Since its first edition the conference focus has been on environmental applications using
non-thermal and thermal plasma technologies. Specific topics have included flue gas
treatment, air treatment, water treatment, solid and liquid waste treatments, fuel reforming
and plasma assisted combustion. More recently the scope of the conference was extended
to include treatment of materials, surface bio-decontamination, biomedical applications and
electrostatic. With ISNTP-11 the new emerging topic of plasma applications in agriculture
and food processing is being considered, with the aim to stimulate the search for plasma
based solutions for these major global issues of our days. As of tradition, ISNTP-11 will cover
both applications and fundamentals in discharge physics and plasma chemistry.
Aim of the symposium is the advancement of knowledge in plasma science and technology
through the promotion of constructive interactions among scientists having different
backgrounds but sharing the common interest in developing plasma-based technologies, in
particular for environmental protection and improvement of the quality of life.
The four-day format of the symposium and its size will provide excellent opportunities for
the interaction and exchange of knowledge and information both during the scientific
sessions and in informal discussions.
Scientific contributions will be presented in oral and poster sessions. The official language of
the symposium is English.

Main Topics

– Fundamentals and Diagnostics of Atmospheric Discharge Phenomena
– Modeling and Simulation of Atmospheric Discharge Phenomena
– Air Treatment (VOCs/NOx/greenhouse gases/PM)
– Water Treatment (waste/ground/drinking water)
– Soil Treatment
– Hazardous Materials Treatment (dioxins/PCBs/halogenated compounds/mercury)
– Combination of Plasma with other Technologies (catalysis/biodegradation/adsorption)
– Plasma Assisted Combustion
– Environmental Technology and Sustainable Energy
– Fuel Reforming & Energy-Related Applications
– Electrostatics
– Fabrication of Materials by Plasma
– Bio-decontamination and Biomedical Applications
– Applications in Agriculture and Food Processing


International Scientific Committee

Chang M B (Taiwan)
Debacher N (Brazil)
Fridman A (USA)
Hammer T (Germany)
Harvel G D (Canada)
Kim H H (Japan)
Kim S J (Korea)
Li J (China)
Locke B R (USA)
Mizeraczyk J (Poland)

Mizuno A (Japan)
Oda T (Japan)
Odic E (France)
Paradisi C (Italy)
Song Y H (Korea)
Touchard G (France)
Urashima K (Japan)
Yan K P (China)
Zhang T (China)

International Advisory Committee

Berta I (Hungary) Boxman, A (Isreal)
Ferreira J L (Brazil)
He Z H (China)
Leys C (Belgium)
Lukes P (Czech Republic)
Marotta E (Italy)
Moreau E (France)
Rajanikanth B S (India)
Ruj B (India)

Boxman, A (Isreal)
Selma M Thagard (USA)
Takashima K (Japan)
Teich T (Switzerland)
Whitehead J C (UK)
Xin Tu (UK)
Yamamoto T (Japan)
Yasuoka K (Japan)
Zhu T (China)

Local Organizing Committee

Cristina Paradisi, Co-Chair, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova
Ester Marotta, Co-Chair, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova
Francesco Tampieri, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova
Renato Gobbo, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova
Vincenzo Palmieri, INFN, Legnaro (Padova)
Alessandro Patelli, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova


Abstract submission February 15, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance March 15, 2018
Early registration April 30, 2018
Full paper submission May 31, 2018


Montegrotto Terme is a spa resort located about 45 km west of Venice and about 11 km
southwest of Padova. It is part of Terme (“Spas”) Euganee, internationally renowned for their
hot thermal waters appreciated since the times of ancient Rome. The beautiful Euganean
Hills (Colli Euganei) of volcanic origin are located nearby.
Accomodation for participants and all scientific activities will be held at the Hotel Petrarca,
a major structure with thermal pools, wellness and spa.
Forms for online registration and accommodation will be available soon on the conference website.

How to reach Montegrotto Terme

By airplane
The nearest international airport is in Venice (VCE, Marco Polo airport, 54 km from
Montegrotto Terme). Other near airports are in Treviso (TSF) and Bologna (BLQ).
Montegrotto Terme is connected to the Marco Polo airport in Venice by public
transportation (details and timetables will be provided in the second announcement). Upon
request by participants a direct transfer shuttle service will be organized from the airport to
the conference venue.
By train
Intercity/Regional trains along the Padova-Bologna line stop at the railroad station “Terme
Euganee/Montegrotto Terme”
By car
Highway A13 (Padova-Bologna), exit at TERME EUGANEE.

Contact Information

[email protected]

Prof. Cristina Paradisi
Department of Chemical Sciences
University of Padova
e-mail: [email protected]
Prof. Ester Marotta
Department of Chemical Sciences
University of Padova
e-mail: [email protected]