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Effect of Antimicrobial Air Filter Treatment on Bacterial Survival

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Woven air filters made of polypropylene were examined for bacterial survival. The test strains belonged to gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. An antimicrobial agent, silver nitrate (AgNO3), was added to the filtering material after the production cycle and tested for its ability to prevent microorganisms from filter colonisation. Silver emission from the filtering material was also tested. It was found out that antibacterial filter treatment resulted in an evident reduction in living bacterial cells. The presence of silver ions in the air surrounding the incubation column was established.

Tags: polypropylene air filters, antimicrobial treatment, silver nitrate, bacterial survival, microbial colonisation.

Citation: Miaśkiewicz-Peska E., Effect of Antimicrobial Air Filter Treatment on Bacterial Survival. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2011, Vol. 19, No. 1 (84) pp. 73-77.

Published in issue no 1 (84) / 2011, pages 73–77.

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