NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology

Plasma for Bio-Decontamination, Medicine and Food Security

Editors: Machala, Zdenko, Hensel, Karol, Akishev, Yuri (Eds.)

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Non-thermal (cold) plasmas at atmospheric pressure have recently found many breakthrough applications in biology, medicine, and food security. Plasmas can efficiently kill bacteria, yeasts, moulds, spores, biofilms and other hazardous microorganisms, including potential bio-terrorism agents. They can be employed for bio-decontamination and sterilization of surfaces, medical instruments, water, air, food, even of living tissues without causing their damage. Direct or indirect plasma interaction with living cells of microorganisms or even humans enables novel bio-medical applications, e.g. treatment of skin diseases and ulcers. Plasma-enhanced blood coagulation coupled with its antiseptic properties proved success in wound healing and opens new possibilities in surgery, emergency medicine and military applications. Plasma treatment allows cell manipulations, their removal and targeted transfer into the injured area, which can accelerate wound healing. Plasma induced apoptosis (programmed cell death) of tumor cells brings forth a great potential for cancer treatment. Besides, plasma enables painless treatment of dental caries, root canal disinfection, and other dentistry applications.
This book is a selection of reviewed manuscripts issuing from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop Plasma for bio-decontamination, medicine and food security held in Jasná, Slovakia, on 15-18 March 2011. It provides a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge and research activities focused at the plasma applications in areas such as bio-decontamination, water chemistry, effects on cells; biofilm inactivation, UV sterilization, and medicine, especially tissue treatment and wound healing, as well as dentistry and food security.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas for Decontamination of Complex Medical Devices

    Weltmann, Klaus-Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Characterization of Damage to Bacteria and Bio-macromolecules Caused by (V)UV Radiation and Particles Generated by a Microscale Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet

    Lackmann, Jan-Wilm (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • Bio-Decontamination of Water and Surfaces by DC Discharges in Atmospheric Air

    Machala, Zdenko (et al.)

    Pages 31-44

  • Biological Decontamination Using Pulsed Filamentary Microplasma Jet

    Pothiraja, Ramasamy (et al.)

    Pages 45-55

  • The Fungal Spores Survival Under the Low-Temperature Plasma

    Soušková, Hana (et al.)

    Pages 57-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plasma for Bio-Decontamination, Medicine and Food Security
Editors
  • Zdenko Machala
  • Karol Hensel
  • Yuri Akishev
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2852-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2852-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2851-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2909-4
Series ISSN
1874-6489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 479
Number of Illustrations and Tables
245 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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