Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 34, Number 2, May 2006
15th International Colloquium on Plasma processes (CIP 2005)
|Page(s)||143 - 146|
|Section||Plasma, Discharge and Processes|
|Published online||04 May 2006|
Inactivation of Escherichia coli in the flowing afterglow of an N2 discharge at reduce pressure: study of the destruction mechanisms of bacteria and hydrodynamics of the afterglow flow
CPAT, University Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse,
2 Dental School University Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Revised: 31 January 2006
Accepted: 24 February 2006
Published online: 4 May 2006
We present the optimization of a sterilization process with a N2 flowing afterglow post-discharge. First we study the inactivation of bacteria (E. coli) submitted to the post-discharge, and discuss the mechanisms of bacteria inactivation. Then we evaluate the volume repartition of the active species (N atoms produced by plasma discharge) in the chamber of treatment.
PACS: 52.80.-s – Electric discharges / 52.70.-m – Plasma diagnostic techniques and instrumentation / 81.65.-b – Surface treatments
© EDP Sciences, 2006
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