The Team assembled in Vienna Monday March 25th 2013 for a combined first status meeting and joint working session.
- Mr. Roman Koller, Master student at University of Technology in Vienna
- Dr. Johann Laimer, Associate Professor Institute fur Allgemeine Physik at University of Technology in Vienna
- Ferdinand Stempfer, Owner, CEO and Chief Engineer of SBI GmbH
- Rune Ingels, Owner, CEO and R&D manager in N2 Applied AS
- Margarete Drager, Business Development manager in SBI GmbH
The Gliding Arc plasma reactor was transported from Hollabrunn, installed and tested at the physics lab at the Vienna University of Technology. The commissioning required some tuning for the ignition mechanism. The vacuum was tested to 0,15 bar with no leaks. The spectrometer was already in place and the high speed camera available for the pre-commissioning of the system. The safety and practical approach to the initial tasks were discussed, and the team was eager to get going as soon as the Easter Vacation was over.
The verification and accurate observations of the physical behavior of the arc is crucial for modeling arc itself and plasma generation. Further measurement of plasma components and their generation, survival and conversion into NO gas will be an added benefit of great importance.