In-situ generation of ZnO on the textile surfaces by hydrothermal method

Balci O., Alver U., Besen B. S., Tanriverdi A., Tutak M.

INDUSTRIA TEXTILA, vol.65, no.2, pp.80-84, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-84
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Nowadays, there is a wide range of process giving antibacterial activity to the different kinds Of textile materials, used to make the textile fabrics antibacterial such as colloidal Ag+, Ag powder or ZnO particles. In this experimental Study, it was investigated whether it was possible to combine producing the antibacterial ZnO particles by hydrotherrhal method and coating them with ZnO simultaneously on the textile fabrics (in-situ method) (100% cotton and 100% polyester). After in-situ coating process, the ZnO on the samples were characterized by SEM and XRD analyses, and the antibacterial activity of specimens Was tested according to ASTM E2149-1 (gram-negative Escherichia coli, gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus), In addition, the resistance opposite to the repeated washes of these antibacterial samples was investigated. The results showed that either cotton or polyester based samples had sufficient antibacterial activity and this activity did not reduce due to repeated washing treatments.