How Do We Determine the Efficacy of an Antimicrobial Surface?

Time: 10:10 - 10:30

Date: 7 June 2022

Theatre: Seminar Room 1

7-june-2022 10:10 7-june-2022 10:30 Europe/London How Do We Determine the Efficacy of an Antimicrobial Surface?

Surfaces that confer antimicrobial activity continue to gain popularity. For some surfaces the antimicrobial action can only occur when wet. Therefore, the drying rate of a microbial contaminant is an important factor in confirming the antimicrobial potential of a surface. There are many factors which are likely to alter rate of drying: temperature, relative humidity… Read more »

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Surfaces that confer antimicrobial activity continue to gain popularity. For some surfaces the antimicrobial action can only occur when wet. Therefore, the drying rate of a microbial contaminant is an important factor in confirming the antimicrobial potential of a surface. There are many factors which are likely to alter rate of drying: temperature, relative humidity (RH), air flow, size/composition of inoculum and surface properties. Data demonstrates these factors have a complex relationship relating to drying time and microbial survival. It is essential these effects are properly understood and considered when designing new test methods for antimicrobial materials.

Speakers

  • Dr James Redfern Senior Lecturer, Department of Natural Science - Manchester Metropolitan University

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