Sterilization of medical equipment using oxygen radicals produced by water vapor RF plasma

Nobuya Hayashi, Shinsuke Tsutsui, Tetsushi Tomari, Weimin Guan

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Abstract

A safe and clean method of sterilizing medical equipment is proposed, which uses radicals produced by RF plasma. The plasma source gas for the sterilization is water vapor, which produces hydroxyl radicals upon the RF discharge. The inactivation of bacillus on medical equipment by water vapor plasma at a temperature below 55 °C gives a decimal reduction value of 26 min.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1302-1303
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume36
Issue number4 PART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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