Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of an indoor waterborne architectural coating containing Ag/TiO2 under different relative humidity environments Article uri icon


  • Silver nanoparticles synthesized on titanium dioxide (Ag/TiO2), an effective antibacterial additive, were added to a commercial paint and its antimicrobial activity was evaluated. Microbiological tests against Escherichia coli and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were performed under high relative humidity (RH>90%25) and low (RH≈14%25). A remarkable difference in cell recovery under high and low humidity was found. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

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  • 2014-01-01