The Effects of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species (RONS) Produced by Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge (SDBD) Non-Thermal Plasma with Treatment Time and Distance Variations to Kill Escherichia coli

Renaldo Apriandi Kasa, Unggul Pundjung Juswono, Dionysius J. D. H. Santjojo


Research on the inactivation of Escherichia coli causing diarrheal disease using non-thermal plasma SDBD has been carried out. SDBD is a new technique for non-thermal plasma generation with several advantages: low power generation, comprehensive treatment area coverage, and reducing the potential effects of burning and drying tissue. This study aimed to analyze the effect of treatment time variations, namely 0 as control, 60, 75, 90, 105, and 120 seconds and treatment distance variations of 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 mm of non-thermal plasma treatment of SDBD on E. coli. The results of the non-thermal plasma SDBD treatment with variations in time and distance showed that the longer the treatment time, the more bacterial cells died. Colony counts decreased to 4.33 x 107 CFU/mL compared to the control, 409 x 107 CFU/mL, with a treatment time variation of 120 seconds, yielding the best treatment results. At the same time, the results of the treatment for variations in the non-thermal plasma distance of SDBD showed that the smaller the treatment distance, the greater the bacterial death rate, with the best treatment results at a 3 mm treatment interval, with colony counts of 8 x 107 CFU/mL, compared to 409 x 107 CFU/mL in control. Based on these results, SDBD non-thermal plasma treatment can be used to inactivate or kill bacteria with effectiveness in killing bacteria depending on the length of treatment time and the distance of treatment.


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Renaldo Apriandi Kasa
randi− (Primary Contact)
Unggul Pundjung Juswono
Dionysius J. D. H. Santjojo
Kasa, R. A., Juswono, U. P., & Santjojo, D. J. D. H. . (2023). The Effects of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species (RONS) Produced by Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge (SDBD) Non-Thermal Plasma with Treatment Time and Distance Variations to Kill Escherichia coli. Science and Technology Indonesia, 8(1), 45–51.

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