Environmental and biological applications of microplasmas

K. Becker, A. Koutsospyros, S. M. Yin, C. Christodoulatos, N. Abramzon, J. C. Joaquin, G. Brelles-Marĩo

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Abstract

Stable glow-type discharge plasmas at elevated pressures can be generated and maintained easily when the plasma is spatially confined to cavities with critical dimensions below 1 mm ('microplasmas'). We studied the properties of several atmospheric-pressure microplasmas and their use in the remediation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and biological decontamination. The VOCs studied include individual prototypcal aliphatic and aromatic compounds as well as mixtures such as BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene). The biological systems under study included individual bacteria as well as bacterial biofilms, which are highly structured communities of bacteria that are very resistant to antibiotics, germicides, and other conventional forms of destruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Volume47
Issue number12 B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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microplasmas
volatile organic compounds
Volatile organic compounds
bacteria
Bacteria
bactericides
aliphatic compounds
Plasmas
decontamination
biofilms
Ethylbenzene
Decontamination
aromatic compounds
Aromatic compounds
antibiotics
Biofilms
xylene
Antibiotics
Biological systems
Xylene

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Becker, K., Koutsospyros, A., Yin, S. M., Christodoulatos, C., Abramzon, N., Joaquin, J. C., & Brelles-Marĩo, G. (2005). Environmental and biological applications of microplasmas. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 47(12 B). https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/47/12B/S37

Environmental and biological applications of microplasmas. / Becker, K.; Koutsospyros, A.; Yin, S. M.; Christodoulatos, C.; Abramzon, N.; Joaquin, J. C.; Brelles-Marĩo, G.

In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 47, No. 12 B, 01.12.2005.

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Becker, K, Koutsospyros, A, Yin, SM, Christodoulatos, C, Abramzon, N, Joaquin, JC & Brelles-Marĩo, G 2005, 'Environmental and biological applications of microplasmas', Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, vol. 47, no. 12 B. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/47/12B/S37
Becker K, Koutsospyros A, Yin SM, Christodoulatos C, Abramzon N, Joaquin JC et al. Environmental and biological applications of microplasmas. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 2005 Dec 1;47(12 B). https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/47/12B/S37
Becker, K. ; Koutsospyros, A. ; Yin, S. M. ; Christodoulatos, C. ; Abramzon, N. ; Joaquin, J. C. ; Brelles-Marĩo, G. / Environmental and biological applications of microplasmas. In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 2005 ; Vol. 47, No. 12 B.
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