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Title: Inactivation of possible microorganism food contaminants on packaging foils using nonthermal plasma and hydrogen peroxide

The inactivation effect of nonthermal plasma generated in electric discharge burning in air atmosphere with water or hydrogen peroxide aerosol for the application to the microbial decontamination of packaging foils is studied. The microbial inactivation is studied on two bacterial, two yeasts, and two filamentous micromycete species. The inactivation of all contaminating microorganisms becomes on the area of full 8.5 cm in diameter circular sample after short times of several tens of seconds. Described apparatus may present a possible alternative method of microbial decontamination of food packaging material or other thermolabile materials.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Department of Physics and Measurements, Faculty of Chemical Engineering (Czech Republic)
  2. Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Department of Computing and Control Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering (Czech Republic)
  3. Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Department of Food Preservation, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472245
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; AEROSOLS; DECONTAMINATION; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; FOILS; FOOD; HYDROGEN PEROXIDE; INACTIVATION; PACKAGING; PLASMA; WATER; YEASTS