A silent discharge has been used for sterilization of Escherichia coli. Silent discharge has advantages such as simple apparatus less energy input and no temperature rise. Silent discharge with air or oxygen is most effective for the sterilization. Nitrogen discharge also has significant effect however argon discharge has no significant effect. Sterilization results from injury caused by the discharge current and from ozone or nitrogen oxide produced by the discharge.
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