The performance of personal protective equipment fabrics for COVID-19 health care practitioners was improved by polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) coating. The PVA enhances fabric's resistance to body fluid penetration, on the other hand, also increases its hydrophilic properties. However, hydrophobic is required to prevent microdroplets and body fluid wetting on the fabrics. The hydrophobic effect was increased by immersed the fabrics in silica nanoparticles that resulted in a water contact angle of 133.41 10.8 .
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Apr 2021|
|Event||2021 8th International Conference on Chemical and Biological Sciences, ICCBS 2021 and 2021 11th International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Process, ICCCP 2021 - Tokyo, Virtual, Japan|
Duration: 25 Feb 2021 → 27 Feb 2021