Second 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 series 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 electrostatics. 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 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 expected 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)
Mededovic Thagard S (USA)
Moreau E (France)
Rajanikanth B S (India)
Ruj B (India)
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

Venue and Accomodation

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 at the Hotel Petrarca, a major structure with thermal pools, wellness and spa.
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.

Registration Fees

  • Early (before April 30)
  • Regular
  • Student
  • Accompanying person
  • Early (before April 30)
  • 380 euro
  • 300 euro
  • 250 euro
  • Late (after April 30)
  • 480 euro
  • 400 euro
  • 350 euro

Registration fees for regular participants and students cover the book of abstracts, the conference proceedings, the welcome reception on Sunday July 1, the excursion on Wednesday, July 4, the social dinner on Wednesday, July 4, lunches on Monday, July  Wednesday, July 4, coffee breaks. Registration fees for accompanying persons do not include admission to the scientific sessions and congress material.

Forms for online registration and accommodation will be available on the conference website in January 2018

Scientific Program

The ISNTP-11 scientific program consists of
– Invited lectures (40 min duration including discussion)
– Oral contributions (20 min duration including discussion)
– two Poster Sessions
The provisional timetable for the conference program is as follows:

Invited lectures

Plasma-assisted CO2 conversion: A better understanding of the underlying mechanisms through computer modelling
Annemie Bogaerts
Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Dielectric Barrier Discharges as Tools for Air Cleaning
Ronny Brandenburg
Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, Greifswald, Germany
It’s all about Plasma for Sustainable Energy, Pollution Control, Health, and Quality of Life
Alexander Fridman
C&.J Nyheim Plasma Institute, Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA
Advances in Design of Plasma Reactor for Water Treatment Using Radical Measurement and Electrohydrodynamic Technology
Seiji Kanazawa
Oita University, Oita, Japan
Water activated by AP air discharges for Applications in Biodecontamination, Agriculture and Food Processing
Zdenko Machala
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Plasma processes to synthesize high specification energy materials
Davide Mariotti
Ulster University, Newtownabbey, UK
Helium plasma as a tool for wound healing and cancer therapy
Emilio Martines
CNR, Istituto Gas Ionizzati, Padova, Italy
An overview of plasmas for drinking water and wastewater treatment
Selma Mededovic Thagard
Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA
Plasmas for biological applications: links between reactive species and biological effects
Antoine Rousseau
Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Steam reforming of model tar compounds in a hybrid DBD plasma-catalysis system
Sun Yifei
Beihang University, Beijing, China

Abstract Submission

Participants wishing to present a scientific contribution, oral or poster, must submit a single-page abstract using the on-line abstract submission form found on the conference website.
Abstracts must be written in English following the format given in the abstract template which can be downloaded from the website. Editorial details are included in the abstract template.
The deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2018.
Acceptance of abstracts will be notified by March 15, 2018.


Full papers for the conference proceedings should be written in English following the format and instruction given in the template, which can be downloaded from the website. The proceedings will be distributed to all registered participants.
The deadline for full paper submission is May 31, 2018.
Selected papers from this conference will be invited and considered for a special issue of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing.


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

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]