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Dural-Erem, Aysin
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Dural-Erem, A., Wessman, P., Husmark, U. & Nierstrasz, V. (2019). Biocontrol of solid surfaces in hospitals using microbial-based wipes. Textile research journal, 89(2), 216-222
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biocontrol of solid surfaces in hospitals using microbial-based wipes
2019 (English)In: Textile research journal, ISSN 0040-5175, E-ISSN 1746-7748, Vol. 89, no 2, p. 216-222Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Hospital-acquired infections have become a major challenge which threaten the hospitalized patients’ safety. The presence of nosocomial pathogens is generally reported in connection with solid surfaces near patient environments. These surfaces become significant sources of transmission and lead most often to the contamination and cross-contamination of nosocomial pathogens to the patients and staff. This paper investigates strategies to apply beneficial bacteria on viscose-based nonwoven wipes and the viability of these beneficial bacteria on the wipes along with characterization of the physical properties of the wipes. Major findings include that it is possible to produce dry wipes which contain an adequate number of beneficial bacteria or spores. After these wipes are wetted, they can release a certain number of bacteria from the wetted wipes. These released beneficial bacteria can inhibit pathogens by growing and colonizing on the wiped surfaces.

Keywords
functional textile, probiotics, HAI, pathogens, bacillus, bacterial spores, wipes
National Category
Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15606 (URN)10.1177/0040517517741163 (DOI)000454145000009 ()2-s2.0-85045082144 (Scopus ID)
Funder
VINNOVA, 2014-00719
Note

Article first published online: November 23, 2017; Issue published: January 1, 2019 

Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-14Bibliographically approved
Dural-Erem, A., Biswas, T. & Nierstrasz, V. (2018). Incorporation of probiotics on textile surface by sol–gel coating. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 48(5), 954-965
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Incorporation of probiotics on textile surface by sol–gel coating
2018 (English)In: Journal of Industrial Textiles, ISSN 1528-0837, E-ISSN 1530-8057, Vol. 48, no 5, p. 954-965Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Development of biocide-based antimicrobial textiles is proving to be a concern for the economy, and more evidently, for the environment and health. On the contrary, probiotic (beneficial bacteria) can replace these traditional biocides in order to overcome the toxicity and resistance problems. This paper elaborates an adapted sol-gel coating process to embed such beneficial spores on the polyester woven surface, and their viability is studied along with the characterization of the physical properties of the coated fabric. The results illustrate the successful incorporation of the beneficial spores with an adequate number of living organisms (even after repeated washing cycles), sufficient tensile strength, and good abrasion resistance properties with the opportunity to improve surface wettability maintaining sufficient adhesion between the fibre and the coated layer.

Keywords
sol-gel, coating, probiotics, medical textiles, protective fabrics, industrial textiles
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15050 (URN)10.1177/1528083717750886 (DOI)000447563900008 ()2-s2.0-85042388919 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-29 Created: 2018-08-29 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
Nierstrasz, V. & Dural-Erem, A. (2017). Functionalization of textiles with probiotic spores. In: Dornbirn MFC: . Paper presented at Dornbirn MFC (pp. 15).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Functionalization of textiles with probiotic spores
2017 (English)In: Dornbirn MFC, 2017, p. 15-Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Keywords
probiotics, functional textile
National Category
Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12578 (URN)
Conference
Dornbirn MFC
Projects
ITex
Available from: 2017-09-18 Created: 2017-09-18 Last updated: 2017-09-19Bibliographically approved
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