Rapid decontamination of large surface areas

Lawrence C. Farrar, David P. Haack, Steven F. McGrath, James C. Dickens, Edgar A. O'Hair, Joseph A. Fralick

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The effectiveness of the decontamination of biological agents (spores) on surfaces by two thermal plasma systems is reported here. Using existing systems, operating at nonoptimum conditions, a steam plasma decontaminated surfaces at a maximum speed of 1.4 mph and a nitrogen plasma decontaminated at a maximum of 2.4 mph.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


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