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Enzymatic pre-treament as a means of enhancing the antibacterial activity and stability of ZnO nanoparticles sonochemically coated on cotton fabrics
Gedanken, Aharon; Mollá, Korina; Blanes, María; Perelshtein, Ilana; Ruderman, Yelena; Perkas, Nina; Traeger, Kamelia; Tzanov, Tzanko; Beddow, Jamie; Joyce, Eadaoin; Mason, Timothy J.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GBMI - Grup de Biotecnologia Molecular i Industrial
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NP’s) are known for their excellent antibacterial properties. This paper describes a method for enhancing the stability and the antibacterial activity of ZnO NPs synthesized and embedded sonochemically on cotton fabrics, by pre-treating the fabric surface with cellulase enzyme. The enzymatic pre-treatment resulted in the deposition of smaller sized NPs with improved adhesion. The reduction in particle size brought about better antibacterial performance against several types of bacteria. The sonochemically produced ZnO coating withstood 10 laundry cycles at 92º C retaining its antibacterial activity.
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Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria tèxtil ::Fabricació tèxtil
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Indústria dels processos químics
Cotton finishing
Cotó -- Acabat
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