Efficacy evaluation of a modified filter medium with titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the inhibition of real environment microorganisms

P. de Freitas Rosa*, A. Bernardo, M.L. Aguiar, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

Filtration is one of the most important operations used for removing the pollutants of the atmosphere. It is widely used because of its relatively low cost and diversity of application. For indoor environments, this use is expanding, since it is necessary to keep the air safe where people spend most of their time. One of the pollutants increasingly found in indoor environment are the bioaerosols. This class of pollutants can generate the sick building syndrome in which the people who inhabit affected building will also become sick. In this context, it is necessary to develop techniques, methodologies and products that can mitigate this problem. Thus, in this work it is proposed the modification of the surface of a filter media with titanium dioxide nanoparticles and the evaluation of their antimicrobial efficiency in a real environment...

Session: G10 - Short Oral + Poster Presentations I
Day: 14 March 2018
Time: 14:45 - 16:45 h

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