Trial: Room Light Induced Antibacterial Textile

This project develops and prepares a novel visible light photocatalytic bactericide to treat textiles (e.g., curtains, wallpapers, etc.). A sustainable and efficient antibacterial function will be achieved under the room light radiation (one of the visible light source) based on its visible photocatalytic disinfection feature.

This innovation is a response to Hong Kong's hot and humid weather which easily leads to bacterial growth. Public places, such as hospitals, kindergartens, nursing homes, or health-care centre, although cleaned and disinfected from time to time, the spread of bacteria still cannot be avoided because of limited sustainable and broad-spectrum bactericide, obscure places being ignored during cleaning, and the extensive use of antibiotics generates resistant bacteria. It is expected that this antibacterial system will help to provide a more safe and comfortable public area.

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Trial: Room Light Induced Antibacterial Textile
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