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The use of bactericidal effects of cluster ions generated by plasma in medical biotechnology

  • The most of conventional methods of air purification use the power of a fan to draw in air and pass it through a filter. The problem of bacterial contamination of inner parts of such a type of air conditioners in some cases draws attention towards alternative air-cleaning systems. Some manufacturers offer to use the ozone's bactericidal and deodorizing effects, but the wide spreading of such systems is restricted by the fact that toxic effects of ozone in respect of human beings are well known. In 2000 Sharp Inc. introduced "Plasma Cluster Ions (PCI)" air purification technology, which uses plasma discharge to generate cluster ions (I 0-14 ). This technology has been developed for those customers that are conscious about health and hygiene. In our experiments, we focused on some principal aspects of plasma-generated ions application - time-dependency and irreversibility of bactericidal action, spatial and kinetic characteristics of emitted cluster particles, their chemical targets in the microbial cells.

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Author:Azhar A. Zhubanova, Ilya Digel, H. Nojima, Gerhard Artmann
DOI:https://doi.org/10.21269/321
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2007
Publishing Institution:Fachhochschule Aachen
Date of the Publication (Server):2012/10/25
Tag:Luftreiniger
Air purification; Plasmacluster ion technology
GND Keyword:Clusterion; Raumluft
Source:Bulletin of Kazakh National University, biology series ; Bd. 31(2007), H. 1, S. 111 - 118
Institutes:FH Aachen / Fachbereich Medizintechnik und Technomathematik
FH Aachen / IfB - Institut für Bioengineering
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten