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Atmospheric-pressure cold plasma treatment of contaminated fresh fruit and vegetable slices: inactivation and physiochemical properties evaluation

  • R. X. Wang
  • W. F. Nian
  • H. Y. Wu
  • H. Q. Feng
  • K. Zhang
  • J. ZhangEmail author
  • W. D. ZhuEmail author
  • K. H. Becker
  • J. Fang
Regular Article

Abstract

A direct-current, atmospheric-pressure air cold plasma microjet (PMJ) was applied to disinfect Salmonella directly deposited on fresh fruit and vegetable slices. Effective inactivation was achieved on sliced fruit and vegetables after 1 s plasma treatment. The physiochemical properties of the slices, such as water content, color parameters, and nutritional content were monitored before and after plasma treatment. It was found that the physiochemical properties changes caused by the plasma were within an acceptable range. Reactive oxygen species, which are believed to be the major bactericidal agents in the plasma, were detected by electron spin resonance spectroscopy and optical emission spectroscopy.

Keywords

Plasma Physics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. X. Wang
    • 1
  • W. F. Nian
    • 1
  • H. Y. Wu
    • 2
  • H. Q. Feng
    • 2
  • K. Zhang
    • 1
  • J. Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • W. D. Zhu
    • 3
    Email author
  • K. H. Becker
    • 4
  • J. Fang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary StudiesPeking UniversityBeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.College of EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingP.R. China
  3. 3.Department of Applied Science and Technology and Center for Microplasma Science and TechnologyJersey CityUSA
  4. 4.Department of Applied PhysicsPolytechnic Institute of New York UniversityBrooklynUSA

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