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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 446-456
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.048


Effective Optimization and Evaluation of Air Plasma Treatment on the Surface of 100% Bleached Cotton Fabric for Better Dabbing of Antibacterial Finishes
Punam Sen* and R. Rajendran
 Department of Microbiology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641014, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The vital biological systems are sensitive and may react to the environmental factors with adverse effects. And so are the microorganisms, which invade in textile fabrics with conducive contaminations and have challenged the  healthy life style of mankind. Therefore, technological boon has brought about an aspect of applying air plasma on fabrics for the development of hydrophilic property, which in turn can render effective antimicrobial finishes to the textile materials. An attempt for optimization of different parameters of air plasma was carried out in this study, in accordance with its absorption capacity for achieving a significant antibacterial coating on the fabric. Thus, antibacterial finishes would reduce the detrimental effect of pathogenic bacteria and provide a measure of safety to our day to day life activities. The methods employed here are AATCC methods and standard microbiological test methods.  The herbal plant extract explored here for antibacterial coating are a combination of Calendula officinalis and Azadirachta indica.


Keywords: Hydrophilic, antimicrobial, pathogen,Plasma,herbal plant extract.
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Punam Sen and R. Rajendran. 2016. Effective Optimization and Evaluation of Air Plasma Treatment on the Surface of 100% Bleached Cotton Fabric for Better Dabbing of Antibacterial Finishes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 446-456. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.048