Virus killer gets supercharged, discovery
improves common disinfectant
from Infection Control Today
A simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more effective is a breakthrough from the Rice University labs in Houston. Rather than trying to turn the process into profit, the researchers have put it into the public domain. They hope wide adoption will save time, money and perhaps even lives. The Rice professors and their team reported in Environmental Science and Technology, an American Chemical Society journal, that adding silicone to titanium dioxide, a common disinfectant, dramatically increases its ability to degrade aerosol- and waterborne viruses.
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