Self-cleaning cotton fabrics
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 22_Publication in policy or professional journal
|Journal / Publication||Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Title||2006 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting|
|Period||17 - 21 April 2006|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-33748953335&origin=recordpage|
Nanocrystalline anatase titanium dioxide films were successfully produced on cotton fabrics from alkoxide solutions under ambient pressure using the low temperature sol-gel process. At a temperature as low as 40°C, only anatase phase formed from X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD). Field scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) images show the formation of uniform continuous films of titanium dioxide on cotton fabrics. The self-cleaning properties of these fabrics were evaluated by measuring anti-bacterial activities and the decomposition of a colorant Neolan Blue 2G. The results indicated that anatase treated cotton fabrics exhibited good self-cleaning performance. © 2006 Materials Research Society.