Koji Kakugawa

20140506-58
Spore-Forming Bacteria Sterilization Using Plasma-Based Ion Implantation
Koji Kakugawa, Masatoshi Kubo, Hiromitsu Noguchi, Kazuhiro Shimono, Nobuyuki Fujimura, Yoshinobu Tsuchiya, Takeshi Tanaka

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A main purpose of sterilization is to kill the harmful microorganisms. In food industry, the representatives of microorganisms which are difficult to sterilize are spore-forming bacteria. Because these bacteria are extremely ...  read more

20180708-10
Applied voltage dependence of plasma characteristic for food sterilization using PBII method
Kenichi Watanabe, Ryota Matsuda, Tomonori Tabe, Motoko Hiyama, Kento Sakasegawa, Yuuta Yamamoto, Koji Kakugawa, Takeshi Tanaka

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We used the PBII (Plasma Based Ion Implantation) method with self-igniting plasma and negative high-voltage pulsed power supply only to calculate the ion density inside a formed ion sheath based on a modulation circuit, by ...  read more

20180708-09
Optimum conditions for sterilization of Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores using plasma-based ion implantation
Motoko Hiyama, Koji Kakugawa, Aya Yakushiji, Kenichi Watanabe, Ryota Matsuda, Yoshinobu Tsuchiya, Takeshi Tanaka

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In recent years, substantial research into low-temperature sterilization techniques has been conducted. Plasma-based ion implantation (PBII) is a low-temperature, cost-effective technique for sterilizing medical equipment, ...  read more

20180708-08
Experimental study on sterilization of food with self-igniting plasma formed from liquid using plasma-based ion implantation
Koji Kakugawa, Manami Hosotani, Miyo Arikado, Tomonori Tabe, Kenta Fukutomi, Yoshinobu Tsuchiya, Takeshi Tanaka

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We attempted to sterilize food using plasma-based ion implantation with self-ignited plasma formed from liquid. Based on sterilization experiments, hydrogen peroxide was selected to generate self-ignited plasma. The most effective ...  read more

20180708-07
Control of plasma parameters by Penning ion effect
density distribution of plasma, density of oxygen ions, food sterilization, Pegasus simulations, Penning effect

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We attempted to control the density of oxygen ions by adding argon gas and helium gas with metastable voltage to oxygen gas with ionization voltage, in order to determine the optimum combination and ratio of gases for food ...  read more

20160506-56
Spore-forming bacteria sterilization using plasma-based ion implantation (2nd report)
Koji Kakugawa, Kai Saitoh, Kenya Hayashi, Kazuhiro Shimono, Hiromitsu Noguchi, Yoshinobu Tsuchiya, Takeshi Tanaka

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A main purpose of sterilization is to kill the harmful microorganisms. The spore-forming bacteria which are present in foods frequently cause food spoilage. Although the vegetative cells of those bacteria are sterilized easily, ...  read more