Encapsulation of bacteriophages into nanostructures and their use in the production of special filters with antibacterial protection
Realization period:01.01. 2022 – 31.12. 2023
Leader at TUL:Ing. Jakub Hrůza, Ph.D.
he project focuses on the creation of advanced multilayer filter material with antibacterial effect, specialised mainly on highly resistant pathogenic microorganisms. The antibacterial layer is based on nanofiber carriers with encapsulated bacteriophages. Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically attack and kill bacteria and are a safe alternative to antibiotics and antiseptics. The filter material will consist of layered prefilters, a nanofiber carrier of bacteriophages and nanofiber layers for the capture of nanoparticles and viruses.
The aim of the project is to create new filter material for the active elimination of biological contaminants in air conditioning applications (eg hospitals, offices) leading to increased environmental safety and prevention of the spread of pathogens.