microorganisms

Photocatalytic effect of led radiation (405 nm) and new Al2O3 3D-nanocomposites on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus

The progressive growth of bacterial resistance to antibiotic drugs requires the creation of highly efficient nanomaterials. Aluminum oxide is a stable non-toxic semiconductor material; however, the photocatalytic properties of its modifications in relation to microorganisms are not well understood. In this study, we used new 3D composites of aluminum oxyhydroxide (Al2O3 × nH2O) in three modifications (γ, α and θ), which are a mesh of 150 nm nanofibrils. The assessment of the photocatalytic antibacterial properties of the composites was carried out on the museum strain S. aureus 209 P.

New Gypsum-Titanium Composites for Antimicrobial Photocatalytic Action on Staphylococcus aureus

The last decade has allowed the creation of new composite photocatalytic materials with a wide range of applications. Antimicrobial coatings based on photocatalytic materials are environmentally friendly and effective for use in health care, the food industry, enterprises and service facilities. This study is devoted to the study of the antibacterial activity of gypsum-titanium nanocomposites.

Antimicrobial Photodynamic Effects Using Coatings Based on Metal Nanoparticles (Ag, Au)

The combined effect of coatings based on nanoparticles of metals Ag, Au, ultraviolet (365 nm, UVR) and infrared (808 nm, IRR) radiation on Staphylococcus aureus 209 P was studied. Decrease in numbers was shown by 2% in the case of silver coatings and by 8% in the case of gold coatings after 1 h incubation. However, exposure of the IRR to bacterial suspensions caused the death of 43% of the population after 5 min, 86% of the population after 30 min.

The Study of Antibacterial Properties of Coatins Based on Metal (Ag, Zn) Nanoparticles in Silicon Dioxide Matrix

The influence of coatings on the basis of Ag and Zn metal nanoparticles in a silica matrix in combination with ultraviolet (365 nm) radiation on Staphylococcus aureus 209 P bacteria was studied. It was shown that the investigated coatings without access to light inhibit the growth of microorganisms by 45% after 3 hours of incubation and 55–70% after 5 hours of incubation. Enhancement of antibacterial properties of nanocoatings was achieved by exposure to UV (365 nm) radiation. The decrease in the number of studied microorganisms was noted by 75% after 30 min of exposure.

Current State of Investigation of Cell Wall Surface of Microorganisms Ultrastructure under the Action of Factors Biotic and Abiotic Nature Using Methods of Atomic Force Microscopy

This article presents data about current application of atomic force microscopy for study the influence factors biotic and abiotic nature on ultrastructure and morphological features of microorganisms.