Head of the Section


Sauchyn Vasily
PhD

Phone: +375 17 284-22-78
E-mail: sauchyn@itmo.by


At the HMTI, the works on electric arc plasma and its application were launched in 1958 at the Thermal Physics Laboratory headed at that time by A.G. Shahshkov. The rapid development of investigations in this field promoted separation from it the Laboratory of High Temperatures (Head – Borovchenko E.A.) in 1963. In 1970, it was given a new name – the Laboratory of Heat Protection (Head – Yurevich F.B.). In 1966, the independent research group dealing with plasma chemistry was born from the Laboratory of High Temperatures and was then reorganized into the Laboratory of Plasma Chemistry (Head – Yasko O.I.) in 1967.

In 1989, the Laboratory of Plasma Chemistry became a basis for organizing the Laboratory of Plasma Technologies (headed by Mosse A.L., since 2002 – by Lartuishin А.N.) .The Laboratory of Plasma Chemistry was given a new name – the Laboratory of Low Temperature Plasma (Head – Yasko O.I., since 1993 – Sharavovsky L.I., Kostin N. А.).

In 1997, the Laboratory of Low Temperature Plasma became a part of the Laboratory of Plasma Technologies.

Owing to the development of works on nanostructure materials at HMTI, on the basis of the Laboratory of Plasma Technologies first the sector (May 2004.) and then The Department of Plasma Physics and Chemistry, (2004, Head – Gorbunov A.V.). In 2005, the Department was reorganized into The Laboratory of Plasma Physics and Chemistry (Gorbunov А.V.) In 2005, the Department of Plasma Technologies was organized and headed by Gorbunov А.V. The Department includes three laboratories (Laboratory of Plasma Physics and Chemistry, the Laboratory of Plasma Technologies, the Laboratory of Plasma and Substance Interaction) and departments (Department of Plasma Space Technologies, Department of Plasma Space Technologies, Electrical Engineering Department).

In April of 2008, the Sector of Thermal-Electric Processes was organized on the basis of the Laboratory of Plasma Physics and Chemistry (Head of the Sector – Mosse A.L., 2008). Since March of 2009, the Sector of Thermal-Electric Processes is being headed by Khvedchin Igor Vsilievich. Since November of 2009, the Sector was given a new name – the Department of Electric Arc Plasma. From 2012 the Department of Electric Arc Plasma is being headed by PhD Savchin V.


Main Research Directions


Development, manufacture, investigation, and optimization of electric arc heaters of different power; manufacturing of d.c. electric arc heaters, a.c. electric arc heaters with the power from 50 to 200 kW.

Development, manufacture, investigation, and optimization of plasma reactors for processing dispersed materials and solutions. Investigation of heat transfer processes in reactors and development of methods for their calculation and modeling. Investigation of the structure of plasma flows formed in the mixing chamber, development of methods and means of control the plasma flow structure. 

Development, manufacture, investigation, and optimization of plasma shaft and chamber furnaces for processing and disposal toxic and radioactive waste, investigation of heat transfer processes in plasma furnaces, development of methods for their calculation and modeling 


Development of support equipment for plasma processes: feeders for supply and dosage of dispersed materials, sprayers for solution and suspension supply, heat exchangers for plasma flow cooling, filters for gas purification from mechanical admixtures, sanitary columns for exhaust gas purification from chemical compounds;

Manufacture of plasma equipment and its delivery to customers, equipment mounting, start-up and adjustment, guaranteed service.

Main Developments and Achievements


In terms of the above directions, various CIS enterprises were equipped with more than 20 plasma reactors and plasma furnaces of different power and capacity for implementation different technological processes. Every year, several dozes of electric arc furnaces of different type and power were manufactured and delivered.

For many years of the execution of research and experimental-design works, as well as the patent-invention activity more than 50 certificates of authorship and 16 foreign patents were taken out in England, Germany, France, USA, Japan, and Italy.
The electric plasma reactor and plasma furnace for processing of toxic, liquid, and solid factory waste were manufactured, placed in operation, and delivered to the customers in Germany and France.

Equipment for the plasma furnace for processing medical waste was manufactured and delivered according to the Contract with the Japan Firm.
Plasma equipment was manufactured and delivered according to the Contracts with the Brazilian and South Korean firms.
The project of the plasma furnace for processing medical and other toxic waste was developed for the Canadian-Taiwanese Firm and then presented for the Government of Taiwan.

Main Research Lines

  • Thermal processes (low-temperature vapor thermolysis, gasification, fast pyrolysis, etc.) of processing and use of local fuel and a wide spectrum of solid organic waste in order to produce raw material and fuel-energy resources;
  • Measurement (based on solving inverse heat conduction problems) of the intensity of interphase heat transfer of a gas medium with a material surface on the assumption of its thermal decomposition;
  • Heat transfer processes at non-oxidation heating of metals in the fluidized bed of inert heat carrier; 
  • Drying and heat treatment of polymer and medicinal materials, as well as iron ore raw material;
  • Heat transfer processes at gas combustion in tubes and porous bodies

Main Developments

  • Fluidized bed furnaces for non-oxidation heating of metal; 
  • Radiation tubes for carbonizing and carbonitriding (HMTI was awarded the bronze medal of the USSR Exhibition of Economic Achievements). They were applied at the Minsk Tractor Plant and the Minsk Motor Plant


       
1 Plasma furnaces for toxic waste processing

Journal of High Temperature Material Processes, An International Quarterly of High Technology Plasma Processes. Volume 11 issue 2 pp 205 – 218

A.L. Mosse, A.V. Gorbunov, V.V. Sauchyn

2 Plasma methods for Toxic Wastes Processing Plasma Assisted Decontamination of Biological and Chemical Agents. Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008, S. 143 – 149 S.A. Zhdanok, A.L. Mosse. 
3 Destruction of Toxic Organic Compounds in a Plasmachemical Reactor. Advances in applied plasma science, Vol.8, 2011. M. Hrabovsky, G. Van Oost, I. Khvedchyn, V. Sauchyn, D. Shvarkov
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Analysis and simulation of the process
Of medicobiological waste treatment

In a plasma chamber incinerator
Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, 2006, Volume 79, Number 4, P. 639-643

A.L. Mosse, V.V. Sauchyn

5 Comparison of the characteristics of a plasma generated by a d.c. arc plasmatron and a high-voltage a.c. plasmatron with rail-shaped electrodes (gliding arc) as applied to the synthesis of carbon nanomaterials Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, 2006, Volume 79, Number 4, P. 629-638

A. F. Bublievskii, A. A. Galinovskii, A. V. Gorbunov, S. A. Zhdanok, V. A. Koval, L. I. Sharakhovskii, D. S. Skomorokhov, G.V. Dolgolenko

6 Production of commercial hydrogen and acetylene from propane-butane and liquid hydrocarbons in an electric-arc plasma reactor Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, 2008, Volume 81, Number 4, P. 652-658

A. L. Mosse, A. V. Gorbunov, A. A. Galinovskii, V. V. Savchin, A. V. Lozhechnik

7 Production of carbon nanotubes from an air-propane-butane mixture in a high-voltage atmospheric-pressure discharge with an external magnetic field Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, 2008, Volume 81, Number 4,  P. 643-651

L. I. Sharakhovskii, A. F. Bublievskii, A. V. Gorbunov, S. A. Zhdanok, E. M. Ermolaeva, D. S. Skomorokhov, A. N. Nikonchuk, G.V. Dolgolenko

8 Testing and calculating a two-chamber plasma furnace for processing of radioactive wastes Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, Springer New York, 2008. P. 598-605

A.L. Mosse, V.V. Shilov, V.V. Sauchyn

9 Utilization of useless pesticides in a plasma reactor. Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics: Volume 84, Issue 5, (2011), P. 1114-1119

Lozhechnik A.V., Mossé A.L., Savchin V.V., Skomorokhov D.S., Khvedchin I.V.

10 Modeling of heat and mass transfer processes in plasma furnace for waste treatment. V International Conference plasma physics and plasma technology (PPPT – 5) Minsk, Belarus, September 18-22, 2006. P. 743-746.

A.L. Mosse, V.V. Sauchyn

11 Mobile plasma unit for toxic waste destruction.

6 International Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology, Minsk, Belarus 2009. P. – 608-611.

A.L. Mosse, G.E. Savchenko, V.V. Sauchyn, A.V. Lozhachnik,

12 Plasma furnaces for toxic waste processing. Book of abstracts of high technology plasma processes (HTPP-9) St-Petersburg May 27 – June 4, 2006. P. 22.

A.L. Mosse, A.V. Gorbunov, V.V. Sauchyn

13 Thermal plasma based waste treatment

“The first central european symposium on plasma chemistry” may 28 – 31, 2006, Gdansk, Poland

A.L. Mosse, A.V. Gorbunov, S.A. Zdanok, V.V. Sauchyn

14 Plasma processing of liquid hydrocarbons with technical hydrogen and acetylene producing III CESPC, 23 - 27, , Kyiv, Ukraine. August 2009 I.V. Khvedchyn, D.S. Skamarokhau, A. L. Mosse, V.V. Sauchyn
15 Plasma-thermal method of destruction of obsolete pesticides and other organic pollutants. 11-th International HCH and Pesticides Forum, 7-9 September 2011, Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Khvedchin I., Shvarkov D., Kuzmin S.

16 Plasma technology application for ash residues processing 25-th Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology. 18-21 June 2012, Prague, Czech Republic. P. 63-64.

V. Sauchyn, I. Khvedchyn, A. Mosse, Hr. Dalholenka, A. Olenovich

17 Investigations of novel plasma chemical reactors for CNT synthesis from alcanes using magnetic field assistance Proceedings of Third international workshop “Nonequilibrium processes in combustion and plasma based technologies”. Minsk, August 2008.p.

A.F. Bublievsky, L.I. Charakhovsky, D.S. Skomorohov, A.N. Nikonchuk, A.V. Gorbunov
G.V. Dolgolenko, V.A. Koval, S.A. Zhdanok.

18 Plasma pyrolysis of liquid waste with high content of hydrocarbons. 6 International Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology, Minsk, Belarus 2009. P. – 677-679.

D. S. Skamarokhau, I.V. Khvedchyn,
 A. L. Mosse, A.V. Lozhachnik, V.V. Sauchyn

19 Plasma method and facility for persistent organic pollutants and withdrawals pesticides processing. 6 International Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology, Minsk, Belarus 2009. P. – 680-683.

A.V. Lozhachnik, I.V. Khvedchyn, A.L. Mosse, D.S. Skamarokhau, V.V. Sauchyn

20 Design and investigation of plasma chamber furnace for bio-medical waste processing. 6 International Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology, Minsk, Belarus 2009. P. – 684-687

A.N. Nikanchuk, A.L. Mosse, A.V. Lozhachnik, V.V. Sauchyn

21 Plasma pyrolysis reactors for MWCNT synthesis using electric arc and high voltage discharges 6 International Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology, Minsk, Belarus 2009 pp.394-397 A.V. Gorbunov, A.F. Bublievsky, A.A. Galinovsky L.I. Charakhovsky, V.A. Gorbunova, D.S. Skomorohov
22 Arc plasma application for toxic ash processing VII International conference Plasma physics and plasma technology (PPPT-7)., Minsk, -Belarus, September 17-21, 2012. Contributed papers, Vol. 2, p. 620-623

V. Sauchyn, I. Khvedchyn, A. Mosse, Hr. Dalholenka, A. Olenovich

23 Investigation of the processes of biomedical waste processing in plasma set VII International conference Plasma physics and plasma technology (PPPT-7), Minsk, Belarus, September 17-21, 2012. Contributed papers, Vol. 2, p. 701-704

A.Nikanchuk, V. Sauchyn, I. Khvedchyn, A. Mosse, A. Lozhachnik

24 Spectral and thermal characteristics of electric arc plasmas based on propane mixtures Book of abstracts of nonequilibrium processes in combustion and plasma based technologies, Minsk, August 26-31, 2006 pp. 68-71

A. F. Bublievsky, A. V. Gorbunov, G. V. Dolgolenko, V. A. Koval, D. S. Skomorokhov, L. I. Sharakhovsky

25 Organic and chlorine-organic waste processing in plasma reactor realization and optimization.

Book of abstracts of high technology plasma processes (HTPP-9) St-Petersburg May 27 – June 4, 2006. P. 47.

A.L. Mosse, Y. Simon, A.V. Gorbunov, A.E. Ershov-Pavlov, A.A. Galinovsky, V.V. Sauchyn

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Investigation of heat and mass transfer processes in plasma shaft furnace for toxic waste treatment

R’07 World Congress. Recovery of Materials and Energy for Resource Efficiency. September 3-5, 2007, Davos, Switzerland

A.L. Mosse, V.V. Sauchyn

27 Mobile plasma unit for toxic waste destruction

25th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases, Donji Milanovac, Serbia, August, 30 – September, 3, 2010. P. – 301-305.

A.L. Mosse, G. E. Savchenko, V. V. Sauchyn, A.