Cold plasma decontamination: effective and sustainable systems for sanitizing air and surfaces
Relying on effective and sustainable systems is the challenge we must try to overcome at all costs.
We must know how to choose the best in order to insure ourselves against viruses and bacteria in the future in respect of nature.
For this reason, in the midst of the health crisis, the most well-known sanitization systems have also begun to use new types of devices that have recorded extraordinary results in different parts of the world such as Korea, India, Japan, Ecuador.
We are talking about advanced technologies that use plasma, a natural but far from new element, as it has been known since the mid-1700s, however, studies on plasmas remained more of a curiosity: Nikola Tesla’s in-depth studies on plasma discharges are an exception RF , on plasma lamps, on cold plasma for the production of ozone. The physical principle is practically the same as the discharge of lightning during thunderstorms that makes the air sparkling.
Designed to be applied in the most disparate ways, it is also in the sanitization and purification that is giving really excellent results.
In particular, cold plasma manages to electrically charge the air particles at room temperature, transforming them into an ionized gas that disintegrates not only volatile organic compounds but also the protein membranes of viruses and bacteria. Therefore, using a device that purifies the air by means of cold plasma allows you to protect against airborne microbial contaminations transported in all areas of high traffic for people and in crowded rooms, without the use of any chemical product.
Contrary to the sterilization procedures used so far, in fact, the plasma one does not have problems related to the environmental impact and the complications due to the use of toxic and carcinogenic gases for sterilization.
Even in the decontamination to sanitize medical instruments, the method that uses cold plasma discharges is recording excellent results. Until now, toxic chemicals or high temperatures have also been used in this case, however, presenting serious disadvantages, not only in terms of environmental impact but also in terms of timing, often very long.
According to recent studies, plasma procedures can deactivate bacteria and biomolecules much faster than traditional methods. With high temperatures, these instruments are also heavily damaged and one is therefore forced to use them only once, a considerable waste.