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Title: System and method of applying energetic ions for sterilization

Abstract

A method of sterilization of a container is provided whereby a cold plasma is caused to be disposed near a surface to be sterilized, and the cold plasma is then subjected to a pulsed voltage differential for producing energized ions in the plasma. Those energized ions then operate to achieve spore destruction on the surface to be sterilized. Further, a system for sterilization of a container which includes a conductive or non-conductive container, a cold plasma in proximity to the container, and a high voltage source for delivering a pulsed voltage differential between an electrode and the container and across the cold plasma, is provided.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Trustees of Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174642
Patent Number(s):
6,667,007
Application Number:
10/164,838
Assignee:
The Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-98DP00210
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Schmidt, John A. System and method of applying energetic ions for sterilization. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Schmidt, John A. System and method of applying energetic ions for sterilization. United States.
Schmidt, John A. Tue . "System and method of applying energetic ions for sterilization". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174642.
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title = {System and method of applying energetic ions for sterilization},
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abstractNote = {A method of sterilization of a container is provided whereby a cold plasma is caused to be disposed near a surface to be sterilized, and the cold plasma is then subjected to a pulsed voltage differential for producing energized ions in the plasma. Those energized ions then operate to achieve spore destruction on the surface to be sterilized. Further, a system for sterilization of a container which includes a conductive or non-conductive container, a cold plasma in proximity to the container, and a high voltage source for delivering a pulsed voltage differential between an electrode and the container and across the cold plasma, is provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {12}
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