Antimicrobial characteristics of metal deposited ACF filters

Ki Young Yoon, Jeong Hoon Byeon, Byung Ju Ko, Jae Hong Park, Chul Woo Park, Jungho Hwang, Hee Seung Yoon

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Copper (Cu) and silver (Ag) known as antimicrobial materials were deposited on activated carbon fibers (ACF) by an electroless plating method. The metal deposited ACF filters were characterized by using SEM, EDX and XRD analyses. To verify the effects of metal deposition on the adsorptive characteristics of ACF filters, the specific surface area and pore structure were determined by BET equation and BJH method, respectively. The antimicrobial activities of metal deposited ACF filters against E. coli, P. fluorescens, B. subtilis and M. luteus were characterized by modified Kirby-Bauer method. By SEM-EDX and XRD analyses, it was confirmed that the electroless plating method was adequate for deposition of Cu and Ag on the surface of ACF filters. BET and BJH analyses showed that the micropore volume of metal plated ACF filters decreased compared to the pristine ACF filter. The inhibition zones, which represent the antimicrobial effects, were formed around the Cu and Ag deposited ACF filters whereas not in the case of pristine ACF.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEco-Materials Processing and Design VIII - ISEPD-8, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0878494316, 9780878494316
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design, ISEPD-8 - Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: 2007 Jan 112007 Jan 13

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Other8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design, ISEPD-8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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