Building Materials with Antifungal Efficacy Enriched with Silver Nanoparticles
- Corresponding Author:
- Jolanta Pulit
Cracow University of Technology
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology
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Received date: February 24, 2014; Accepted date: May 19, 2014; Published date: May 30, 2014
Citation: Banach M, Szczyglowska R, Pulit J, Bryk M (2014) Building Materials with Antifungal Efficacy Enriched with Silver Nanoparticles. Chem Sci J 5:085. doi:10.4172/2150-3494.1000085
Copyright: © 2014 Banach M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Microbiological tests were carried out against fungal spores (Cladosporium cladosporioides, Alternaria alternate, Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, Aspergillus Niger and Geotrichium candidum). Nanosilver suspension at a concentration of 5-15 ppm was used as a biocidal agent. It was a component of various kinds of tested paint coatings. Studies Geotrichium candidum confirmed the high biocidal efficacy thus nanosilver additive for paints and coatings makes it possible to prevent the growth of microorganisms.