Evaluating the Antimicrobial Efficiency of Chromolaena Odorata Extracts Treated Viscose Fabric for Various Concentrations | Abstract

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Evaluating the Antimicrobial Efficiency of Chromolaena Odorata Extracts Treated Viscose Fabric for Various Concentrations

Abstract

Methanolic extracts of Chromolaena odorata were tested for potential use as an antimicrobial agent on viscose fabric. Various concentrations of the extracts from 1 % to 9% was taken and treated on viscose nonwoven fabric with the aid of ultrasonic atomizer. The antibacterial and antifungal assay (AATCC test method 90 -2011, Agar test method) of the treated fabric was done against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans. The zone of inhibition formed were E. coli (3mm), S. aureus(5mm),Candida (3mm)and no zone were formed for A. niger. 5% of Chromolaena odorata extracts can be used as a natural antimicrobial agent on textiles which can be used for medical applications

Resmi. G , Dr. S. Amsamani

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