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Plasma Medicine
SJR: 0.278 SNIP: 0.183 CiteScore™: 0.57

ISSN Imprimir: 1947-5764
ISSN On-line: 1947-5772

Plasma Medicine

DOI: 10.1615/PlasmaMed.v5.i1.40
pages 49-55

Inactivation of Hepatitis C Virus Cells Using Gliding Arc Discharge

Gamal M. El-Aragi
Plasma Department, Nuclear Research Center, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo, Egypt


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a positive-strand RNA virus that causes severe liver diseases, such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In this study, we investigated viral inactivation by DC and pulsed gliding arc discharge devices. Virus inactivation efficiency of HCV in human blood cells is about 6% within 2 min of the plasma exposure, using a non-equilibrium DC gliding arc discharge device.