AMC Posters, Workshops

Novel method for the detection of the ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ status of textiles

Survival and growth of microorganisms in the hospital environment must be limited to prevent infection by cross-contamination. Advances in materials/coatings engineering have made antimicrobial materials/coatings (e.g. porous & non-porous surfaces, textiles) an attractive investment for infection control professionals. Due to presence of moisture being a critical factor for some antimicrobial materials, a knowledge of the time taken for a material to return from ‘wet’ to ‘dry’ is important.

This information may allow for a more realistic method for testing the efficacy of antimicrobial textiles in an environment closer to reality.

This project aims to engineer a process/tool by which the wet or dry status of a textile can be determined by electrostatic methods and automatic detection.

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