ANTIBACTERIAL AND SELF-CLEANING COTTON FABRIC BY NANO TIO2-CELLULOSE COATING

1 KALE Bandu Madhukar
Co-authors:
1 WIENER Jakub 1 RWAWIIRE Samson 1 MILITKY Jiri
Institution:
1 Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU
Conference:
8th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 19th - 21st 2016
Proceedings:
Proceedings 8th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
335-340
ISBN:
978-80-87294-71-0
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
17th March 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

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.
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