Potential for preventing spread of fungi in air-conditioning systems constructed using copper instead of aluminium.

@article{Weaver2010PotentialFP,
  title={Potential for preventing spread of fungi in air-conditioning systems constructed using copper instead of aluminium.},
  author={Lex Weaver and Harold. T. Michels and C William Keevil},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={18-23}
}
AIMS As copper has been previously suggested as an antimicrobial surface, we tested the effectiveness of copper as an antifungal surface which could be used in air-conditioning systems as an alternative to aluminium. METHODS AND RESULTS Coupons of copper (C11000) and aluminium were inoculated with fungal isolates (Aspergillus spp., Fusarium spp., Penicillium chrysogenum and Candida albicans) for various time periods. Culture on potato dextrose agar and an in situ viability assay using the… CONTINUE READING

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