Intercollegiate Faculty of Biology UG and MUG (IFG UG and MUG) research team, led by Professor Ewa Łojkowska, received the decision on being granted patent on the following invention: ‘Method for eradication of bacterial phytopathogens by direct-current glow discharge’. It is the second patent granted to the research team this year.
The new invention, the patent was applied for in 2016 by Professor Łojkowska’s team, is titled: ‘Method for eradication of bacterial phytopathogens by direct-current glow discharge’. Researchers from the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG and MUG and Wrocław University of Science and Technology (PWr) worked on the invention together.
The application concerns the inactivation of pathogenic bacteria in plants with the use of reaction-discharge fluid flow system generating cold plasma. The device is designed to sterilize liquid waste like sewage, industrial waste water, research or sanitary inspection laboratories liquid waste. The use of device will limit the spread of dangerous pathogens in the environment and reduce loss in farming sector, or ornamental plants production sector for instance.
Prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska is the leader of the research team, also including: dr inż. Wojciech Śledź (UG), dr Agata Motyka-Pomagruk (UG), prof. dr hab. inż. Paweł Pohl (PWr), dr hab. inż. Piotr Jamróz (PWr), dr inż. Anna Dzimitrowicz (PWr).
Patent for the invention was granted based on the application number P.419246, from 26 October 2016.