New Long-Lasting, Film Creating Disinfectant Spray Can Kill Coronavirus

New Long-Lasting, Film Creating Disinfectant Spray Can Kill Coronavirus

Published: 16-Sep-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store

Coronavirus pandemic has increased the demand for disinfectant products in order to kill the viruses, especially coronavirus, within minutes. The disinfectant help sanitize the surfaces but this is not always possible when it comes to high contact areas such as door handles, bars, windows, door bells, elevators, and others. Hence, the researchers from the University of Central Florida have developed a longer lifespan and rapid-acting disinfectant spray that quickly kills viruses without using any harsh chemicals. The research team in collaboration with a research and development technology company, Kismet Technologies, developed a transparent film that is invisible nanoscale in size with disinfecting particles and also non-sticky.

The regenerative nature of the nanoparticles in the new technology will continuously sanitize the area it is placed in. On the contrary, the researchers found the disinfectant to not only wet the sprayed area but also to evaporate thereby lowering the effectiveness of the spray. This is why, the researchers thought of developing cerium oxide nanoparticles integrated disinfectant that could kill lethal viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, which is affecting thousands across the world. The cerium oxide nanoparticles are used to treat diabetic wounds, reduce side effects of radiation, kill cancer cells, and work as an antibiotic. Thus, these nanoparticles act as antioxidants in the healthy cells and also protect against pathogens by generating protective hydroxyl radicals.

Use of the nanoparticles for creating a separate formulation other than killing cancer cells is currently being explored by the researchers. The redox ability of cerium oxide nanoparticles to deactivate the virus is being investigated. The multiple disinfecting mechanisms approach helps build a temporary, disinfectant film using the nanoparticles and this formulation helps kill a panel of different viruses. The researchers are currently waiting to be approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before commercializing.

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