Publication detail

Removal of Paper Microbial Contamination by Atmospheric Pressure DBD Discharge

SLÁMOVÁ, J. CHALUPOVÁ, L. NOVOTNÝ, O. ČECH, J. 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

journal article - other

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

plasma sterilization, atmospheric pressure DBD

RIV year

2009

Released

01.04.2009

Pages from

233

Pages to

238

Pages count

6

BibTex


@article{BUT48679,
  author="Jitka {Slámová} and Lenka {Chalupová} and Ondřej {Novotný} and Jan {Čech} 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.",
  chapter="48679",
  journal="European Physical Journal D",
  number="1",
  volume="54",
  year="2009",
  month="april",
  pages="233--238",
  type="journal article - other"
}