Destruction of bacteria using an atmospheric-pressure dielectric capillary electrode discharge plasma

K. Becker, N. Abramzon, N. S. Panikov, R. Crowe, P. J. Ricatto, C. Christodoulatos

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Abstract

Experiments were performed to quantitatively determine the destruction of spore-forming bacteria. A straightforward protocol was established to prepare and characterize various bacteria and analyze the samples after treatment by atmospheric-pressure plasma jets emanating from the plasma reactor using either in He or air (N 2/O 2 mixture) as a carrier gas at varying power levels and exposure times. Several Bacillus subtilis strains were used. Significant reductions in colony-forming units were found. The UV/VIS absorption spectrum of the pore suspension was also determined before and after several minutes of plasma treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Pages253
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Conference on plasma Science - Banff, Alta., Canada
Duration: May 26 2002May 30 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE International Conference on plasma Science
CountryCanada
CityBanff, Alta.
Period5/26/025/30/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Becker, K., Abramzon, N., Panikov, N. S., Crowe, R., Ricatto, P. J., & Christodoulatos, C. (2002). Destruction of bacteria using an atmospheric-pressure dielectric capillary electrode discharge plasma. In IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (pp. 253)