Communicable diseases can be transmitted by contaminated water. Water decontamination process is fundamental to eliminate microorganisms. In this work, cotton gauzes were coated with chitosan using an UV-curing process or cationized by introduction of quaternary ammonium groups and tested, in static and dynamic conditions, as water filter for biological disinfection against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Both materials showed good antibacterial activity, in static assessment, instead in dynamic conditions, chitosan treated gauze showed a high antimicrobial efficiency in few seconds of contact time. This composite could be a good candidate for application as biological filter.
|Titolo:||Chitosan coated cotton gauze for antibacterial water filtration|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.12.037|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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