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Title: System And Method Of Applying Energetic Ions For Sterlization

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:
 [1]
  1. Princeton, NJ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
879692
Patent Number(s):
6403029
Application Number:
09/760513
Assignee:
The Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B65 - CONVEYING B65B - MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61L - METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-98DP00210
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Schmidt, John A. System And Method Of Applying Energetic Ions For Sterlization. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Schmidt, John A. System And Method Of Applying Energetic Ions For Sterlization. United States.
Schmidt, John A. Tue . "System And Method Of Applying Energetic Ions For Sterlization". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879692.
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title = {System And Method Of Applying Energetic Ions For Sterlization},
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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 = {2002},
month = {6}
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