Bioaerosols (aerosolized particles with biological origin) are strongly suspected to play a significant role in the transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), especially in closed indoor environments. Thus, control technologies capable of effectively inactivating bioaerosols are urgently needed. In this regard, cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) can represent a suitable option, thanks to its ability to produce reactive species, which can exert antimicrobial action. In this study, results; on the total inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 contained in bioaerosols treated using CAP generated in air are reported, demonstrating the possible use of CAP systems for the control of SARS-CoV-2 diffusion through bioaerosols.

Cold atmospheric plasma decontamination of SARS-CoV-2 bioaerosols

Bisag A.;Isabelli P.;Laghi G.;Laurita R.;Dirani G.;Bucci C.;Capelli F.;Gherardi M.;Paglianti A.;Sambri V.;Colombo V.
2022

Abstract

Bioaerosols (aerosolized particles with biological origin) are strongly suspected to play a significant role in the transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), especially in closed indoor environments. Thus, control technologies capable of effectively inactivating bioaerosols are urgently needed. In this regard, cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) can represent a suitable option, thanks to its ability to produce reactive species, which can exert antimicrobial action. In this study, results; on the total inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 contained in bioaerosols treated using CAP generated in air are reported, demonstrating the possible use of CAP systems for the control of SARS-CoV-2 diffusion through bioaerosols.
Bisag A.; Isabelli P.; Laghi G.; Laurita R.; Dirani G.; Taddei F.; Bucci C.; Capelli F.; Gherardi M.; Paglianti A.; Sambri V.; Colombo V.
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