Novel functional materials with active adsorption and antimicrobial properties

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

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Author(s)

  • Zhichao Zhen
  • Yihe Zhang
  • Junhui Ji
  • Yuxia Yin
  • Wangshu Tong

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-21
Journal / PublicationMaterials Letters
Volume89
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2012

Abstract

Certain materials can adsorb microbes but quickly become saturated, after which no further microbial adsorption can occur. Moreover, these adsorbed microbes will reproduce at a high rate and return to the environment. The application of adsorption and antibacterial materials represents a new development in air quality improvement. In this study, composite materials, which were prepared by adding an antibacterial material to an adsorbing material, performed the functions of both types of materials. The device based on the composite materials actively adsorbed and killed airborne microbes. This material will be helpful in the sterilization and improvement of the environment. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Active adsorption, Composite materials, Functional, Porous material, Red mud

Citation Format(s)

Novel functional materials with active adsorption and antimicrobial properties. / Zhen, Zhichao; Zhang, Yihe; Ji, Junhui; Yin, Yuxia; Tong, Wangshu; Chu, Paul K.

In: Materials Letters, Vol. 89, 15.12.2012, p. 19-21.

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