Contagion Disinfection and Purification

Our team's expertise in personal and collective protection systems, combined with our plasma system knowledge, has led to two novel contagion disinfection devices.

BZAP-Breathing Zone Air Purification: This device protects anyone who lives or works in close proximity to people with unknown health status or anyone who wants protection from bio terrorism threats. Targeted market includes first responders, healthcare workers, and other services providers who may be unknowingly exposed to an infectious dose of any airborne contagion. Unlike other protective measures currently in use, BZAP enables providers to use their normal protective posture while performing their duties. BZAP works by collecting and disinfecting contagions before they can build-up to infectious amounts.

Plasma Autoclave: Our plasma autoclave disinfects items that cannot, or should not, be processed in conventional high pressure/steam autoclaves. The plasma autoclave does not use "wet" additives such as steam or aerosol disinfectants (e.g. hydrogen peroxide). As a fast, point-of-use system, the plasma autoclave can also be used by workers to quickly disinfect PPE, or other equipment, throughout their duty day. This eliminates the need for additional staff to collect, disinfect, and return equipment to users.

Advanced Activated Carbon

An exciting application of plasma processing is in developing new products such as an advanced activated carbon made from renewable biochar. Convential activated carbon production uses high temperatures and long processing times to increase the surface area and adsorptivity of carbons (this process is called carbon activation). Plasma processing may be used to do this activation process in minutes vs. hours and at ambient temperature. In addition to significantly reducing the manufacturing time, plasma processing also significantly reduces the energy consumed and capital costs of equipment needed for conventional processing.

In addition to making a superior activated carbon, plasma activation is also claimed to regenerate and upgrade conventionally activated carbons including ones from fossil sources to make carbons with total surface areas exceeding 1200 m2 per gram of carbon.