Stephanie Celeste C. Pamintuan1* Karina Milagros C. Lim1, 2
1Department of Physical Sciences, College of Science, Philippines 6400
2University Research and Development Services, University of Eastern Philippines, University Town, Northern Samar, Philippines 6400
* Corresponding author,
University of Eastern Philippines,
University Town, Northern Samar,
Objective: An endemic palm specie abundant in Northern Samar was the subject for this study. With its few known uses, Nypafruticans was subjected for more experimentation and further uses. On the other hand, nanotechnology, one of science’s greatest break hrough, making greatest innovations in almost every field. Materials and methods: Textiles treated with Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles has been tested against E. coli and S. aureus. Bacterial effects of the textile were determined using the zone of inhibition. Also, water repellency was tested, being one of the important factors in the textile industry. Results and conclusion: Results showed that, the textile treated with ZnONps exhibited a good antimicrobial property to the bacteria sample and showed great water repellency ability.
KEYWORDS: Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles (ZnONps), Nypafruticans, textile, antimicrobial property.