Publication detail

Removal of Paper Microbial Contamination by Atmospheric Pressure DBD Discharge

VRAJOVÁ, J. NOVOTNÝ, O. KRČMA, F. SŤAHEL, P.

Original Title

Removal of Paper Microbial Contamination by Atmospheric Pressure DBD Discharge

English Title

Removal of Paper Microbial Contamination by Atmospheric Pressure DBD Discharge

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

In this paper the removal of the microbial contamination from paper material using the plasma treatment at atmospheric pressure is investigated. The Aspergillus niger has been chosen as a bio-indicator enabling to evaluate the effect of plasma assisted microbial inactivation. Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) operated at atmospheric pressure was used for the paper sterilization. The working gas (nitrogen, argon, and helium), plasma exposition time and the plasma power density were varied in order to see the effect of the plasma treatment on the fungi removal. After the treatment, the microbial abatement was evaluated by the standard plate count method. This proved a positive effect of the DBD plasma treatment on fungi removal. Morphological and colorimetric changes of paper substrate after plasma treatment were also investigated.

English abstract

In this paper the removal of the microbial contamination from paper material using the plasma treatment at atmospheric pressure is investigated. The Aspergillus niger has been chosen as a bio-indicator enabling to evaluate the effect of plasma assisted microbial inactivation. Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) operated at atmospheric pressure was used for the paper sterilization. The working gas (nitrogen, argon, and helium), plasma exposition time and the plasma power density were varied in order to see the effect of the plasma treatment on the fungi removal. After the treatment, the microbial abatement was evaluated by the standard plate count method. This proved a positive effect of the DBD plasma treatment on fungi removal. Morphological and colorimetric changes of paper substrate after plasma treatment were also investigated.

Keywords

atmospheric DBD, plasma sterilisation, Aspergillus niger

RIV year

2008

Released

16.06.2008

Publisher

AV ČR

Location

Praha

ISBN

978-80-01-04030-0

Book

23rd Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology - Book of Abstracts

Pages from

176

Pages to

177

Pages count

2

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT31658,
  author="Jitka {Slámová} and Ondřej {Novotný} and František {Krčma} and Pavel {Sťahel}",
  title="Removal of Paper Microbial Contamination by Atmospheric Pressure DBD Discharge",
  annote="In this paper the removal of the microbial contamination from paper material using the plasma treatment at atmospheric pressure is investigated. The Aspergillus niger has been chosen as a bio-indicator enabling to evaluate the effect of plasma assisted microbial inactivation. Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) operated at atmospheric pressure was used for the paper sterilization. The working gas (nitrogen, argon, and helium), plasma exposition time and the plasma power density were varied in order to see the effect of the plasma treatment on the fungi removal. After the treatment, the microbial abatement was evaluated by the standard plate count method. This proved a positive effect of the DBD plasma treatment on fungi removal. Morphological and colorimetric changes of paper substrate after plasma treatment were also investigated.",
  address="AV ČR",
  booktitle="23rd Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology - Book of Abstracts",
  chapter="31658",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="AV ČR",
  year="2008",
  month="june",
  pages="176--177",
  publisher="AV ČR",
  type="conference paper"
}