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Comparing the biocidal properties of non-thermal plasma sources by reference protocol

  • Josef Khun
  • Jana Jirešová
  • Lucie Kujalová
  • Pavel Hozák
  • Vladimír ScholtzEmail author
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Abstract

The previously proposed reference protocol enabling easy comparison of biocidal properties of different non-thermal plasma sources has been followed and discussed. For inactivation tests the reference protocol has used spores of Gram positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6633) deposited on a polycarbonate membrane as reference sample. In this work, biocidal properties of a negative glow corona, positive streamer corona, positive transient spark and cometary discharges are being compared in both open air and closed apparatus. Despite the total number of bacteria surviving 1 h exposure has decreased by up to 7 orders in closed apparatus, in open one, only weak inhibition bactericidal effect has been observed.

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Keywords

Plasma Physics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Khun
    • 1
  • Jana Jirešová
    • 1
  • Lucie Kujalová
    • 1
  • Pavel Hozák
    • 1
  • Vladimír Scholtz
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Physics and MeasurementsUniversity of Chemistry and TechnologyPragueCzech Republic

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