Nanocoating for Virus Free Surfaces

Nanocoating for Virus Free Surfaces is the effective coating of metal and non-metal surfaces to prevent infection from viruses. The Nano-coatings are useful for hospitals and other healthcare facilities, public locations such as schools, airports, trains, buses and cruise ships, where the active virus lasted 17 days on surfaces. The coatings contain nanoparticles of safe copper metal ions and carbon dots with gingerol solution that will be effective for weeks or even months. Coronavirus gets transmitted through droplets and affected surfaces from one person to another. We are developing coatings that will not only be effective against the coronavirus but also for the other viruses and bacteria. The anti-viral coatings are based on carbon dots that contain nanoparticles of copper and can be painted or sprayed on surfaces in the form of gingerol solution.

These Cu-nanoparticles along with virucidal nano-dots will rupture the virus membrane and deactivate its functioning and replication. Studies show these ions have strong anti-viral effects which can eradicate virus particles that adhere to the surface. Because this nanomaterial is stable in gingerol solution, and the coting can remain on the surface for 60 to 90 days.

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Meet the Team

  • Adhish Singh

    Ph.D. scholar, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Mohit Kapoor

    Assistant Professor, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab

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Adhish Singh
Email – adhish.singh@chitkara.edu.in
Mobile – 7355227056