The inactivation effect of photocatalytic titanium apatite filter on SARS virus

Wei Han, Pan He Zhang, Wu Chun Cao, Dong Ling Yang, Shigeharu Taira, Yoshio Okamoto, Jun Ichiro Arai, Xi Yun Yan

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Abstract

Photocatalytic titanium apatite filter (PTAF) is a new material that has been reported to have an ability to absorb and inactivate bacteria. The inactivation effect of PTAF on serious acute respiratory syndrome coronary virus (SARS-CoV) was tested. The results showed that PTAF filter inactivated/ decomposed SARS CoV up to 99.99% after 6 h interaction under the condition of non-UV irradiation. However, under the condition of UV irradiation, PTAF and HAF both were able to inactivate/decompose SARS CoV completely. The study has provided the first evidences that PTAF could inactivate SARS-CoV virus, suggesting that the PTAF material will be applied for the prevention of SARS-CoV as well as other viruses.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProgress in Biochemistry and Biophysics
Volume31
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2004

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    Han, W., Zhang, P. H., Cao, W. C., Yang, D. L., Taira, S., Okamoto, Y., Arai, J. I., & Yan, X. Y. (2004). The inactivation effect of photocatalytic titanium apatite filter on SARS virus. Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics, 31(11).