Publication detail

Sterilization by Atmospheric Pressure DBD

VRAJOVÁ, J. CHALUPOVÁ, L. KRČMA, F. SŤAHEL, P.

Original Title

Sterilization by Atmospheric Pressure DBD

English Title

Sterilization by Atmospheric Pressure DBD

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

dielectric barrier discharge, atmospheric pressure discharge, plasma sterilisation

RIV year

2008

Released

01.12.2008

Publisher

AV ČR

Location

Brno

Pages from

s1445

Pages to

s1449

Pages count

5

BibTex


@article{BUT49302,
  author="Jitka {Slámová} and Lenka {Chalupová} and František {Krčma} and Pavel {Sťahel}",
  title="Sterilization by Atmospheric Pressure DBD",
  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",
  chapter="49302",
  institution="AV ČR",
  journal="Chemické listy",
  number="16",
  volume="102",
  year="2008",
  month="december",
  pages="s1445--s1449",
  publisher="AV ČR",
  type="journal article - other"
}