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Atmospheric Cold Plasma Inactivation of Escherichia coli in Liquid Media inside a Sealed Package.
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PMID:  23190122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: The main objective of this study was to determine the inactivation efficacy of dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma (DBD-ACP) generated inside a sealed package for Escherichia coli ATCC 25922. METHODS AND RESULTS: A plasma discharge was generated between two circular aluminium electrodes at 40 kV. E. coli suspensions (10(7) CFU ml(-1) ) in either Maximum Recovery Diluent (MRD) or Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) were treated in a 96-well microtiter plate inside a sealed package. The effects of treatment time, post treatment storage time, either direct or indirect samples exposure to the plasma discharge and suspension media were studied. Regardless of the media tested, 20 s of direct and 45 s of indirect plasma treatment resulted in complete bacterial inactivation (7 log CFU ml(-1) ). At the lower plasma treatment times (10-30 s) investigated, effects of suspension media and mode of exposure on the inactivation efficacy were evident. The inactivation efficacy was also influenced by the post-treatment storage time. CONCLUSIONS: It was demonstrated that the novel DBD-ACP can inactivate high concentrations of E. coli suspended in liquids within sealed packages in seconds. © 2012The Authors Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2012 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
D Ziuzina; S Patil; P J Cullen; K M Keener; P Bourke
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2672     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706280     Medline TA:  J Appl Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012The Authors Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2012 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
School of Food Science and Environmental Health, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
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