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Methodological issues in evaluating the antimicrobial efficiency of antimicrobial-superhydrophobic fabrics

Patil, Amol Janardan, Zhao, Yan, Liu, Xin and Wang, Xungai 2017, Methodological issues in evaluating the antimicrobial efficiency of antimicrobial-superhydrophobic fabrics, in TCPFT 2017 : International Conference on Textile and Clothing; present and future trends, Power Publishers, Kolkota, India, pp. 115-121.

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Title Methodological issues in evaluating the antimicrobial efficiency of antimicrobial-superhydrophobic fabrics
Author(s) Patil, Amol Janardan
Zhao, Yan
Liu, XinORCID iD for Liu, Xin orcid.org/0000-0001-9223-1858
Wang, Xungai
Conference name Textile and Clothing. Conference (2017 : Kolkata, India)
Conference location Kolkata, India
Conference dates 2017/01/03 - 2017/01/05
Title of proceedings TCPFT 2017 : International Conference on Textile and Clothing; present and future trends
Publication date 2017
Start page 115
End page 121
Total pages 7
Publisher Power Publishers
Place of publication Kolkota, India
Keyword(s) antimicrobial, superhydrophobic, dual functional, cotton fabric
Summary Antimicrobial textiles are desired in areas such as sportswear, inner garments, and upholstery. Recently, dual functional (antimicrobial and superhydrophobic) fabrics are proposed to mitigate the threat of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Numerous studies suggest the risk of hospital textiles causing cross-contamination; because HAI-related pathogens can survive on hospital textiles (such as doctor/nurse uniform, patient bedding, linen) due to contact with infected patients and the contaminated fluids (urine, vomit, sneeze etc.). In such scenario, antimicrobial functionality can kill the adhered bacteria while a superhydrophobic surface can repel pathogen-rich fluids splashes and droplets.Due to the non-wetting property of the dual functional fabrics, their antimicrobial performance evaluation by conventional tests is challenging as absorption of bacterial culture is a prime need for such tests. The superhydrophobic nature inhibits adhesion of bacteria to the fabric surface. Therefore, in this work, we have initiated certain changes in the protocol of the AATCC 100:2012 test method to realize consistent and reliable evaluation of the antimicrobial performance of dual functional fabrics. The new test method is likely to facilitate the adoption of dual functional fabrics in practical applications.
ISBN 9789384923150
Language eng
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
091209 Polymers and Plastics
060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2017, Debasish Das
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091080

Document type: Conference Paper
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