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Preparation and Characterization of Nano-ZnO Antibacterial Cardboard

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Antibacterial cardboard was prepared in this study by coating method using nano-ZnO as an antibacterial agent. Its antibacterial effect was investigated by inhibition zone method. In addition, the mechanical properties of the cardboard, such as tensile strength, folding endurance, bursting strength and ring crush strength, were studied under different ZnO antibacterial agent concentrations. Results showed that the tensile strength, folding endurance, bursting strength, and ring crush strength were increased with increased concentration of the antimicrobial agent. The measurements reached maximum when the concentration was 0.075 wt%. The inhibition zone diameter was initially increased with increased concentration of antimicrobial agent but decreased when the concentration was more than 0.1 wt%. The maximum diameter was 5.85 mm when the concentration was 0.1 wt%.
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Keywords: ANTIBACTERIAL PAPER; CARDBOARD; INHIBITION ZONE; NANO-ZNO

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: March 1, 2017

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  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (NNL) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal consolidating nanoscale research activities in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine into a single and unique reference source. NNL provides the means for scientists, engineers, medical experts and technocrats to publish original short research articles as communications/letters of important new scientific and technological findings, encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of the physical sciences, engineering and medicine.
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