Bactericidal activity and UV-filtering property of TiO2-based photocatalysts coated on curtain fabrics

Bactericidal activity and UV-filtering property of TiO2-based photocatalysts coated on curtain... Synthesized and commercial titanium dioxide (TiO2) were coated onto household curtain fabrics for anti-microbial and ultraviolet (UV) shielding functions. The coating was performed by inducing a deposition of the TiO2 layer from the Ti precursor onto the fabric surface. A silane adhesive agent was employed to improve the adhesion between the coating and the fabric. Ag nanoparticles were also incorporated into some samples to further improve the anti-bacterial activity, which was evaluated by a standard qualitative test (AATCC 147). Efficiency for UV shielding was evaluated by measuring a UV–visible reflection of the coated fabrics both before and after subjecting it to several washing cycles. The results showed that the TiO2-coated fabrics had potential as both anti-bacterial and UV shielding for the curtain industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Bactericidal activity and UV-filtering property of TiO2-based photocatalysts coated on curtain fabrics

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science + Business Media BV
Subject
Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry ; Physical Chemistry ; Catalysis
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11164-009-0032-x
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Abstract

Synthesized and commercial titanium dioxide (TiO2) were coated onto household curtain fabrics for anti-microbial and ultraviolet (UV) shielding functions. The coating was performed by inducing a deposition of the TiO2 layer from the Ti precursor onto the fabric surface. A silane adhesive agent was employed to improve the adhesion between the coating and the fabric. Ag nanoparticles were also incorporated into some samples to further improve the anti-bacterial activity, which was evaluated by a standard qualitative test (AATCC 147). Efficiency for UV shielding was evaluated by measuring a UV–visible reflection of the coated fabrics both before and after subjecting it to several washing cycles. The results showed that the TiO2-coated fabrics had potential as both anti-bacterial and UV shielding for the curtain industry.

Journal

Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 5, 2009

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