4A2_0704_ COMBATING INVASIVE MOSQUITOES BY TEXTILES AND PAINTS

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Ana Marija Grancarić

Lea Botteri

Peyman Ghaffari

Published Aug 14, 2019

Abstract

Present paper discusses about mosquito repellents on textile and paints as one of attempt for protecting people against invasive mosquitoes which transmit arboviruses such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya virus, West Nile fever, Malaria, etc. For this purpose, the cotton fabric has been treated with selected repellents (Immortelle oil, Waterglass and Vibroactivated zeolites) for textiles and paints. For paints, Immortelle oil repellent was applied by coating special paper with paint layers between 80-160μm, and dry on the air. This paper will discuss the repellents efficacy, the changes of some textile structure parameters with fabric density, the amount of adsorbed repellents, by using gravimetric method, air permeability tester, pore dimensions Bubble Point measurements device and SEM image analyser.


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