“Our idea was to produce surface disinfectant using copper particles; copper particles are not harmful to the body, but they are beneficial, and it has a polished structure, and our disinfecting idea is based on the specifications of this particle,” Abouzar Sohrabi, one of the researchers, told FNA on Tuesday
“When we apply some of this disinfectant on the surface, the copper particles are bonded to the surface by polymer chain structures; so when we spray disinfectant on surfaces, water or alcohol evaporates, but this disinfectant stays on surfaces such as windows and walls for 4 to 5 weeks,” he added.
In a relevant development last month, Iranian researchers of Tabriz University have produced a strong disinfectant solution with the help of silver, zinc oxide and other nanoparticles to contribute to the nation’s campaign against coronavirus.
A member of Tabriz University Scientific Board, Ali Rostami, speaking to FNA, said that the new disinfectant solution can be used to prevent contraction by infectious diseases and removal of contaminations caused by bacteria.
Rostami, who is also the CEO of ASEPE knowledge-based company, added that the name of this product is Nano-Kleania due to numerous reasons. Firstly, klonia is common in Turkey for a product that is used at restaurants. Secondly, the word is derived from clean in English.
“Compared with other products in the market, this one doesn’t cause any allergy on the skin,” he added.
Other privilege of this product is that it has no smell; so, it doesn’t harm the lungs, he noted, adding, “this material is so enduring that if you put it on your hands or on a surface, it will last for 6 months before you wash it.”
Rostami underlined that this product is capable of repairing wounds.
He further said that it is both a very powerful antibacterial and antivirus under the administration of nanoparticles.
Referring to other properties of this new product, Rostami said that it is impenetrable to the skin, it is not poisonous, doesn’t need to be washed, it has no alcohol, it is inflammable, lacks smell, softens the skin and helps the growth of plants.