- Volume 19 Issue 4
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The Removal of Indoor Suspended Microorganisms of Eco-friendly Antimicrobial Copper Net Filter
친환경소재인 항균동망 필터의 실내 부유 미생물 제거 연구
- Kim, Dong-Woo (JK Gold Co., Ltd.) ;
- Je, Dong-Hyun (JK Gold Co., Ltd.) ;
- Ji, Keunho (Basic Science Institute, Pukyong National University)
- Received : 2018.01.08
- Accepted : 2018.04.06
- Published : 2018.04.30
As the lives of people have improved, the demand for improved indoor air quality has increased. Various methods are used to remove biological air pollutants, such as UV/photocatalytic devices and ozone generators. However, these methods have disadvantages such as energy consumption, high corrosivity and toxicity. To overcome these disadvantages, an antibacterial copper filter was fabricated and its antimicrobial activity was then tested against two fungi (P. pinophilum, C. globosum) and one bacteria (S. aureus) Moreover, the ability to remove suspended microorganisms was tested step by step from the chamber stage to the air conditioning system. The results revealed 100% antimicrobial activity after 24 hours for the two fungi, while this value was 99.9% after 18 hours for the bacteria. Moreover, the antibacterial activity was higher when the chamber and air purifier were used than was obtained using a general antibacterial HEPA filter. Also, as a filter for system air conditioner, the antibacterial activity was lowered in offices and hospitals. In conclusion, the copper filter was found to have sufficient antibacterial activity for use as an antibacterial filter; however, further research on its preparation methods and materials is warranted.
Air filter;Antimicrobial copper;Eco-friendly material;Indoor air quality;Indoor suspended microorganism
Supported by : 한국연구재단
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