In times of Corona one fact clearly emerged from a drastic reality: viruses can be deadly. Additionally, other microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi on surfaces can also cause health troubles in daily life. Germs accumulate on many objects of everyday life, which they can cause diseases or infections. With the qualities of cold atmospheric plasma, we are fighting this vicious circle.
Our proprietary development “Little Plasma” is a scalable container with patented plasma technology for the reduction of germs on everyday consumer materials (such as respiratory masks, make-up utensils, brushes, baby accessories, etc.). This system is clearly superior to existing systems, as the use of cold atmospheric plasma result in an effective reduction of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi on surfaces without leaving negative residues or attacking the treated (e.g. heat-sensitive) surfaces.
On the one hand, the reduction of micro-organisms prevents the transfer of such, e.g. bacteria from colonised make-up brushes to facial areas, and thus protects against skin irritations or infections. On the other hand, the plasma treatment extends the usability of articles of daily use (e.g. respiratory masks) so that they can be used for longer period of time, thus the amount of waste is reduced.
In the course of this project a first functional prototype has already been developed. It is controlled via a touch display in the lid. The device is battery powered and can be charged using a standard inductive charging station. The current treatment volume is about 500 ml with a footprint of 20 x 5 cm². A toothbrush, a breathing mask or sunglasses, for example, can be easily accommodated.
This project is supported by the program for research, development and innovation of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs “Bayern Innovativ” (Baytp).