Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
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The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) is the largest non-university institute in the field of low temperature plasmas, their basics and technical applications in Europe. The institute carries out research and development from idea to prototype. The topics focus on the needs of the market. At present, plasmas for materials and energy as well as for environment and health are the focus of interest.

Dörte Valenthin
Patent Officer

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Method, plasma ignition device and system for bio-decontamination, disinfection or sterilization of objects with a reactive gas

The invention relates to a method for the biological decontamination of material to be treated (4) by means of a reactive gas (R) comprising the generation of a reactive gas (R) from a process gas by igniting a plasma, filling a container (3) with the reactive gas (R) and the Decontamination of the material to be treated (4) in the container (3) by means of the reactive gas (R).
The invention further relates to a plasma ignition device (20) comprising an electrically conductive base plate (201) and at least two electrically conductive pins (202), the plasma ignition device (20) being designed to create an electric field between the pins (202) by resonance with microwaves to generate, wherein a plasma can be ignited by means of the electric field.
The invention also relates to a system (1) for the biological decontamination of items to be treated (4) by means of a reactive gas (R) with a container (3) for receiving items to be treated (4) and a plasma ignition device (20).

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Patent Info
Patent Family
Patent OfficePatent NumberFiledDate of PatentLegal Status
EPEP3536348A107.03.2018in force
Device Info
Plasma Source Application