1/1

Wollastonite to hinder growth of Aspergillus niger fungus on cotton textile

dataset
posted on 10.10.2018 by HAMID R. TAGHIYARI, REZA MAJIDINAJAFABADI, REZA VAHIDZADEH

Abstract Effects of Aspergillus niger was investigated on the strength of cotton textile specimens impregnated with nano-wollastonite, and then compared with normal specimens. Cotton strips were cut and prepared in warp and wept directions according to the standard specifications ASTM D-5035. Results showed that incubation of A. niger on specimens for three months resulted in a significant decrease in tensile stress as well as weight mass change in both directions. Impregnating specimens with NW ameliorated the negative effects of fungal attack on tensile stress to a considerable extent. Moreover, weight change was significantly decreased. It is concluded that NW positively protect cotton textile against A. nigra; the ultimate NW-content should be studied in complimentary studies.

History

Licence

Exports