INHIBITION OF CANDIDA ALBICANS GROWTH ON SURFACES TREATED BY DIELECTRIC BARRIER DISCHARGE WITH VARIOUS BARRIERS

Jan Sláma, Vítezslav Kríha
2014 Acta Polytechnica  
Discharges generating low temperature plasma at atmospheric pressure have the potential to treat surfaces biologically contaminated by organic matter in a non-destructive manner. We have been studying ways of inhibiting the growth of microorganisms with the use of dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma. The effect of the choice of a barrier material and its thickness on the germicide properties of the DBD is described. We used Saboraud agar inoculated by 10 5 cfu/cm 2 of Candida albicans
more » ... andida albicans yeast as the model contaminated surface. After cultivation, the proportion of the treated surface with no C. albicans colony was evaluated.
doi:10.14311/ap.2014.54.0290 fatcat:siwvrej77ncdhctnzei3hpikpa