Comparison of UPF of pure and TiO2 nanoparticles coated cotton using electrospinning method with two UV-C generators

Document Type: Original Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Medical Physics Department, Faculty of Paramedicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Department of medical physics, Faculty of medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

4 Department of public health, Faculty of health science, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Abstract

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Introduction: Protecting against harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation is measured under the UPF scale. Prevention using clothing is the best way to deal with the onset of ultraviolet radiation diseases. The purpose of this study is to compare the ultraviolet ray protective factor of pure and titanium dioxide nanoparticles coated cotton using electrospinning method with two natural and artificial generators.
Materials and Methods: This is an analytical-descriptive study in which, a pure cotton fabric and a cotton fabric coated with nanoparticles of dioxiditenium were coated for 10, 20 and 40 minutes, as an example, with the titanium dioxide with two types of sunlight and artificial light (widespread and dotted) beams. UV radiation divided into three spectra A, B and C that we use UV-C to measurement. Finally, the comparison of the average UV-c radiation penetration from different fabrics were conducted.
Results: The highest and lowest amount of penetration were for pure and coated cotton fibers for 40 minutes of UV-C radiation, respectively. As the beam decreases, the UPF rises. In nano-coated fabrics, the amount of beam penetration is lower and absorption is higher giving higher UPF.
Conclusion: Cotton fabrics are not suitable for use in ultraviolet areas due to the very low UPF. Therefore, in order to protect against ultraviolet radiation, fabrics coated with titanium dioxide nanoparticles can be used in the field of health.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 20 March 2019
  • Receive Date: 31 July 2018
  • Revise Date: 14 March 2019
  • Accept Date: 20 March 2019