Cold Plasma Generation of Peracetic Acid for Antimicrobial Applications

Ghimire, B. and Szili, E.J. and Patenall, B.L. and Fellows, A. and Mistry, D. and Jenkins, A.T.A. and Short, R.D. (2021) Cold Plasma Generation of Peracetic Acid for Antimicrobial Applications. Plasma Medicine, 11 (4). pp. 73-84. ISSN 1947-5764

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This study compares how a helium plasma jet activates peracetic acid (PAA) from tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED) and acetic acid (AA). Hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) generated from the plasma jets reacts with TAED resulting in the formation of PAA which further dissoci-ates into AA. The by-product AA can also react with H 2 O 2 to form PAA, which might also be use-ful for antimicrobial applications when coupled with plasma. Equivalent concentrations of TAED and AA solutions are used to compare the formation of PAA after activation with a helium plasma jet. Our results showed that the concentrations of both H 2 O 2 and PAA in plasma-activated TAED (PAT) are higher than plasma-activated AA (PAAA), and that PAT is more efficient in reducing the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus; the pathogens commonly found in wounds. The results are attributed to the presence of more acetyl donor groups in TAED, resulting in the formation of higher concentrations of PAA and H 2 O 2 .

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