Antibacterial and mechanical properties of honeycomb ceramic materials incorporated with silver and zinc

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Author(s)

  • Shaoxin Yang
  • Yihe Zhang
  • Jiemei Yu
  • Zhichao Zhen
  • Taizhong Huang
  • Qi Tang
  • Lei Qi
  • Hongbo Lv

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-465
Journal / PublicationMaterials and Design
Volume59
Early online date21 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Abstract

The antibacterial and mechanical properties of heat-resistant honeycomb ceramic materials produced from red mud industrial waste and doped with Zn and Ag are determined. Excellent antibacterial effects against Escherichia coli are obtained by the plate counting and vibration methods. When 5% and 6% Zn are added to the honeycombs doped with 0.3% Ag, the antibacterial rates reach 98.9% and 99.5%, respectively. The mechanical properties are evaluated by monitoring the bending strength, open porosity, water absorption capability, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The Zn and Ag particles are distributed uniformly in the honeycomb ceramics and the crystalline structure of the ceramic materials is not altered after Zn and Ag incorporation consequently enabling good dispersion of the antibacterial metals. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Citation Format(s)

Antibacterial and mechanical properties of honeycomb ceramic materials incorporated with silver and zinc. / Yang, Shaoxin; Zhang, Yihe; Yu, Jiemei; Zhen, Zhichao; Huang, Taizhong; Tang, Qi; Chu, Paul K.; Qi, Lei; Lv, Hongbo.

In: Materials and Design, Vol. 59, 07.2014, p. 461-465.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review