from the conferences organized by TANGER Ltd. provisional website
Antibacterial and self-cleaning cotton fabric was prepared by coating TiO2 nanoparticles with cellulose on the surface of cotton fabric. TiO2 nanoparticles were dispersed in cellulose solution (10% cellulose in 60% sulphuric acid solution) by mechanical stirring in order to coat. Appeared white particles on the surface of fabric in Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) pictures proves that TiO2 was coated successfully on the surface of cotton fabric. Significant degradation of wine stain was observed after 60 minutes of UV irradiation on TiO2-cellulose coated cotton fabric. Maximum 98.2% reduction of S.aureus bacteria was observed on TiO2-cellulose coated cotton fabric whereas 81.6% reduction of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria was observed.Keywords: Cellulose, TiO2, Antibacterial activity, Self-cleaning, Cotton.