Special Issue "Plasma Techniques in Agriculture, Biology and Food Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2020.
Interests: applied microbiology; plasma sterilization and sanitation; fungi; microbiome; beneficial microorganisms; plant disease control
Interests: plant physiology; biochemistry; effects of physical plasma on plant growth and development; decontamination capacity of physical plasma on microorganisms
Cold atmospheric pressure plasma has been actively applied in medicine and agriculture. Particularly, it is considered to be a promising tool for solving problems and improving processes in agriculture, the food industry, and other biological fields. Compared to medicine, the agriculture, food, and environmental fields are recently getting more attention in the application of plasma techniques. Many issues such as efficiency, standardization, and action mechanisms of plasma, still require a tremendous amount of research. Accumulating data and information should be actively shared and exchanged among researchers for making cold atmospheric pressure plasma future advanced technology
We propose a Special Issue on the biological applications of cold atmospheric pressure plasma. The upcoming issue will focus on “Plasma Techniques in Agriculture, Biology and Food Production”. Medicine will not be the main focus of this Issue. Manuscripts are welcome that deal with the application of different kinds of plasma sources in pre-and postharvest processes with agriculture and food technology as well as in the biology field, such as environmental issues and biotechnology. Basic characterization, application case studies, plasma standardization, and elucidation of mechanisms can be handled in this Issue.
We welcome the active participation from all researchers in the related area and particularly, attendees of IWOPA 2020 (3rd International Workshop on Plasma Agriculture, Mar. 01-04, 2020, Greifswald, Germany).
Dr. Gyungsoon Park
Dr. Henrike Brust
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- cold atmospheric pressure plasma
- food decontamination
- food industry
- food storage
- growth stimulation
- microbial inactivation
- plant growth
- plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB)
- plasma chemistry
- post-harvest disease control
- reactive species
- seed germination
- surface decontamination
- surface modification