Scientist Working On Long-Lasting, Fast-Acting Disinfectant
Discouraged by long dwell times and short windows of effectiveness, a scientist is hoping to create a disinfectant that performs better than the rest.
Christiana Drake is developing a disinfectant that she hopes will only require a 30 second dwell time and will work for days, reports KSAT. Drake hopes to accomplish this by leveraging the power of cerium oxide nanoparticles, which will be suspended into the disinfectant so that they can be sprayed on a surface. Once sprayed, the disinfectant would create a film that would continue to regenerate the surface that was targeted.
To develop the product, Drake is teaming up her company, Kismet Technologies, with Sudipta Seal, PhD, a material science engineer at the University of Central Florida who specializes in cerium oxide nanoparticles. According to KSAT, these nanoparticles have been used for other purposes, one being to heal diabetic wounds or damage caused by exposure to radiation.