Combined UVC and DBD Plasma Deactivation of Aerosolized Bacteria
IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Due to a rapid spread of COVID-19, air passengers' safety has emerged as the main issue for the aviation industry. Study shows that passengers having no symptoms can act as a silent career to spread the virus. Pathogen mitigation inside airplanes will be required for safe travel. Individual studies describe various mitigation techniques that include exposure of UVC light 1 , ozone exposure 2 , and presence of a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) to generate radicals that will kill pathogens 3. In this study, three techniques (High-power LED, dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) Plasma, and Ozone exposure) are combined in a single system that is being investigated to meet the aviation industry challenge of controlling onboard pathogens.
Bhavya Bellannagari, Sohail H. Zaidi, and Prasun K. Datta. "Combined UVC and DBD Plasma Deactivation of Aerosolized Bacteria" IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (2021). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOPS36761.2021.9588618