Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2017, Page: 21-25
Synthesis and Characterization of Smart Antibacterial Towels Based on Layered Silicates
Mona Mousa, Home Economy Department, Faculty of Specific Education, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Received: Dec. 17, 2016;       Accepted: Jan. 4, 2017;       Published: Jan. 27, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.css.20170201.13      View  2514      Downloads  69
New smart coating for towels was developed. Montmorillonite (MT) as clay layers was decorated with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) of an average size of 32 nm. Developed MT-AgNPs composite were dispersed in commercial binder producing good dispersion coating system. Then the formed coating was coated on two different towels. The mass loadings of montmorillonite in the coating layer were varied and their effect was studied. Antibacterial properties of the untreated and treated towels were evaluated and the effect of coating layer on mechanical properties was investigated. The bacterial inhibition was significantly improved for developed towels achieved inhibition zone of 17 mm compared to zero mm for untreated ones. Also, the mechanical properties were improved.
Towels, Antibacterial Properties, Clay Layers, Silver Nanoparticles, Two Dimensional Clay
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Mona Mousa, Synthesis and Characterization of Smart Antibacterial Towels Based on Layered Silicates, Colloid and Surface Science. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 21-25. doi: 10.11648/j.css.20170201.13
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