Scientists at the Institute of Plasma Research, Ahmedabad have created a ‘wonder water’ which allegedly can kill off E.coli bacteria, fungal infection, and even keep vegetables fresh throughout the summer.
The scientists at the institution’s Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies (FCIPT) in Gandhinagar, treated normal water with non-thermal plasma which allegedly turned into wonder water in some time.
Non-thermal plasma occurs when the heat inside plasma is unevenly distributed and the majority of the heat is stored in electrons rather than the ions and the neutrals.
According to a senior IPR official, “When the water is treated with plasma charged air, it forms nitrates and nitrides in air which gets transferred to PAW and dissolves. It is these nitrogen species that prove beneficial for plants.”
He went on to describe the bacteria-killing property of wonder water in the following words, “Research have shown that PAW causes severe membrane damages in microbes like bacteria. Another aspect of PAW is that it is an acidic solution which also helps to broaden the antibacterial activity.”
The Gujarat Environment Management Institute (GEMI) said that the PAW eliminated all Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria in 30 minutes flat.