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Presentation Review Nick Jordan Section 2 On April 24, 2009 I was able to attend the seminar presentation at Smith Hall in room 259. The seminar was presented by Patrick Pedrow an associate professor in the school of EECS here at Washington State University. The subject matter was based on “atmospheric pressure using cold plasma, applications to agricultural commodities,” and different modeling opportunities using cold plasma treatment on fresh fruits and vegetables, wood products, and textile fibers. The presentation lasted for roughly an hour including questions. This presentation was primarily focused on what plasma is and how it influences fresh produce foods for various reasons. First of all plasma is the gas phase assembly of atoms, molecules, compounds, radicals, positive and negative ions, and free electrons. Most plasma is globally neutral but can contain local regions of net charge. So certain proportions of electrons are free rather than being bound to an atom or molecule. The ability of the positive and negative charges moving somewhat independently
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