Ultrasound irradiation was applied as a "throwing stones" technique for coating cotton bandages with MgO and Al2O3 commercially obtained nanoparticles. The homogeneous distribution of the nanoparticles without any aggregation on the fabrics was demonstrated. The antibacterial activities of the MgO/Al2O3-fabric nanocomposite were tested against Escherichia coli (Gram negative) and Staphylococcus aureus (Gram positive) cultures. A significant bactericidal effect, even in a concentration <1% (by weight), was detected.
- antimicrobial activity
- ultrasound irradiation