Chapter 17. Mechanisms of Sterilization and Decontamination of Surfaces by Low-Pressure Plasma

  1. Prof. Riccardo d'Agostino2,
  2. Prof. Pietro Favia2,
  3. Prof. Yoshinobu Kawai3,
  4. Prof. Hideo Ikegami4,
  5. Prof. Noriyoshi Sato5 and
  6. Prof. Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari6
  1. F. Rossi,
  2. O. Kylián and
  3. M. Hasiwa

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622184.ch17

Advanced Plasma Technology

Advanced Plasma Technology

How to Cite

Rossi, F., Kylián, O. and Hasiwa, M. (2007) Mechanisms of Sterilization and Decontamination of Surfaces by Low-Pressure Plasma, in Advanced Plasma Technology (eds R. d'Agostino, P. Favia, Y. Kawai, H. Ikegami, N. Sato and F. Arefi-Khonsari), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622184.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy

  2. 3

    Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Engineering Sciences, Kasugakoen 6-1, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan

  3. 4

    National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292, Japan

  4. 5

    Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Kadan 4-17-113, Sendai 980-0815, Japan

  5. 6

    Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés, Plasma et Traitements de Surface, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, ENSCP, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France

Author Information

  1. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, 21020 Ispra (VA), Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527405916

Online ISBN: 9783527622184

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Keywords:

  • low-pressure plasma;
  • sterilization;
  • decontamination;
  • bacterial spore sterilization;
  • depyrogenation;
  • protein removal

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • Overview of Sterilization and Decontamination Methods

      • Current Cleaning and Sterilization Processes

      • Low-Pressure Plasma-Based Method

  • Bacterial Spore Sterilization

  • Depyrogenation

  • Protein Removal

  • Experimental

    • Experimental Setup

    • Biological Tests

    • Pyrogen Samples Detection

    • Protein Removal Tests

  • Results

    • Sterilization

    • Depyrogenation

    • Protein Removal

  • Discussion

    • Plasma Sterilization

    • Depyrogenation

    • Protein Removal

  • Conclusions