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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)

Antibacterial finish on silk fabric with pomegranate and onion peel extracts

Author(s):

Neeta Singh, Dr. Vivek Singh and Dr. Parveen Punia

Abstract:
Silk fabric and garments are susceptible to microbial attack, as these provide large surface area and absorb moisture required for microbial growth. Understanding the importance of use of silk fabric in our day to day life and considering the significance of antibacterial finish on textiles, to overcome consumer health problems faced by the consumers due to environment hazards like microbes, it is of great concerns to use of discarded underutilized peels of fruits and vegetables. So the present study was planned to assess the efficacy of pomegranate and onion peel extracts on cotton fabric with respect to bacterial resistance. Pomegranate and onion peel extract were extracted by Soxhlet method and applied in two concentrations i.e. 3g/l and 5g/l. Degummed silk fabric was finished with these two pure extracts of pomegranate and onion peels and their three standardized combinations by exhaust method. SEM analysis was also done for visual analysis of extract absorbed by the fabric. To study the effect of finished on fabric with pure pomegranate and onion peel extracts and their combinations for bacteria resistance activity, quantitatively by AATCC-100 test method. In study, it was found that as the concentration of extract increased, bacterial reduction of all finished samples also increased. Among all the treatments, silk fabric finished with combination of 50:50 was found to be more in bacterial reduction as compared to combination of 25:75 and 75:25 and pure pomegranate and onion peel extracts. It was 98.06% bacterial reduction in silk fabric with 5g/l concentration in the combination of 50:50.

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How to cite this article:
Neeta Singh, Dr. Vivek Singh and Dr. Parveen Punia. Antibacterial finish on silk fabric with pomegranate and onion peel extracts. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(5S):129-131.

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