In a feasibility study for disinfection/sterilisation of dental instruments we developed a functional model consisting of several cylindrical SMD electrodes.
By pumping the air and plasma species produced by the electrode through the fine channels and cavities of the instruments, these could be disinfected, respectively sterilised.
The validation of this method was confirmed by certified, external service providers. The results showed a reduction of Enterococcus faecium to 99.9999% in the fine channels and cavities of different dental instruments.
terraplasma GmbH designed a functional prototype to demonstrate that sterilisation – i.e. a reduction of e.g. Geobacillus stearothermophilus to 99.9999% - is feasible even within a short treatment period of less than 5 min.
Studies regarding the scalability demonstrate that the development of big chambers with large electrodes for sterilizing larger thermolabile equipment is feasible.