Antibacterial surfaces???????????????

Chris Thomas cs9040 at wlv.ac.uk
Tue Nov 14 07:15:33 EST 1995


I am conducting some research into the antimicrobial properties of 
various powder coatings used to coat aluminium strips.  A known biocide, 
at various concentrations, is mixed with the powder coating prior to 
application to the aluminium.  As of yet I have not observed any positive 
bacteriocidal or even bacteriostatic effects against the following 
organisms: P.aeruginosa, E.coli and S.aureus.  i am not sure if this is 
due to the methodology that I have been using or if the biocide has no 
effect when trapped in the paint matrix.  HELP!!  Has anybody come across 
any likewise research or even read any papers on the subject?  Or maybe 
somebody could suggest a methodology that could be used for the 
enumeration of bacteria in such a situation.

Regards,

Lisa J Perry.  Cs1865 at wlv.ac.uk
School of Applied Sciences
University of Wolverhampton




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