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BIOCIDE PRODUCT: SILVER COATED GLASS BEADS FOR WATER TREATMENT

BIOCIDE PRODUCT: SILVER COATED GLASS BEADS FOR WATER TREATMENT

BIOCIDE PRODUCT: SILVER COATED GLASS BEADS FOR WATER TREATMENT

The present invention relates to a biocide product for the disinfection of water. The product is based on the disinfection ability of silver. There are several applications for such a product, it could be included in a filter or in a water installation, for example a water tap. The main objective of the inventions is to deliver a purified and sterilised water. The main embodiment of the innovation is focused in glass beads covered with silver, this silver, the product has excellent lixiviation properties which will benefit the release of the biocide agent. The main technical areas in which this innovation could have an impact are the medical field with emphasis in hospitals, where the bacteria need to be controlled to avoid dispersion. The invention could also be impactful in areas at risk of infection or contagion where water needs to be disinfected.

The increased lixiviation properties enhance the duration and effectivity of the biocide product. This increase lixiviation properties are achieved due to a specific method which improve the anchorage of the silver to the glass bead substrate

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS:
Spanish Utility Model: U202030264
Asociación de investigación de las industrias cerámicas AICE.
"PRODUCTO BIOCIDA CON CAPACIDAD BACTERICIDA, DISPOSITIVO QUE LA CONTIENE Y SU USO EN
LA DESINFECCIÓN DE AGUA"
Quality of Life: Health Promotion and Efficient Health
Quality of Life: Tourism and Quality of Life

CONTACT:
Alberto Moreno de la Horra
ITC (Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica)
Campus Universitario Riu Sec
Avda. de Vicent Sos Baynat s/n
12006 Castellón
T. +34 96 434 24 24
F. +34 96 434 24 25
Email : otri@itc.uji.es
Web: http://www.itc.uji.es