Scheduled System Maintenance on May 29th, 2015:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM EDT. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Inactivation of Escherichia Coli by a Coaxial Microwave Plasma Flow

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)

An atmospheric low-temperature plasma flow generated by a microwave discharge utilizing a coaxial cable for microwave transmission was utilized for the inactivation of a bacteria. The employed device consists of a cavity, a quartz discharge tube, a coaxial cable, a microwave power source, and a gas supply system. Using this argon plasma source, we attempted to clarify the effects of exposure temperature, exposure time, exposure distance, input power, and gas flow rate on the number of surviving cells of Escherichia coli. A log reduction number of E. coli of at least 2 (10-2) was obtained at an exposure temperature of 353 K when the exposure time was 600 s with a gas flow rate of 5 Sl/min and an input power of 400 W. The number of surviving cells decreased with an increase of exposure time under any sterilization condition.

Published in:

Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 5 )