Antibacterial activity of silver and titania nanoparticles on glass surfaces

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List of Authors: Ruut Kummala, Kofi J Brobbey, Janne Haapanen, Jyrki M Mäkelä, Marianne Gunell, Erkki Eerola, Pentti Huovinen, Martti Toivakka, Jarkko J Saarinen
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Journal acronym: Adv. Nat. Sci.: Nanosci. Nanotechnol.
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 1
eISSN: 2043-6262


A liquid flame spray (LFS) nanoparticle deposition process was used to generate glass surfaces with silver (Ag) and titania (TiO2) nanoparticles for antibacterial activity against two common pathogenic bacteria causing community-associated and hospital-acquired infections, gram positive Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) and gram negative Escherichia coli (E coli). All nanoparticle coatings increased antibacterial activity compared to a reference glass surface. The Ag nanoparticle coatings showed the highest antibacterial activity with E coli. On the contrary, TiO2 nanoparticle coatings were found to have a higher antibacterial activity against S aureus than E coli. No significant differences in antibacterial activity were observed between the two used nanoparticle deposition amounts.


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