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Table 3 The WI, silver content, and antibacterial rate of different washing times

From: Synthesis of silver nanoparticles and antibacterial property of silk fabrics treated by silver nanoparticles

Silk samples Laundering cycles Silver content (mg/kg) WI Antibacterial activities
  S. aureus E. coli
  Surviving cells (CFU/ml) % reduction Surviving cells (CFU/ml) % reduction
Untreated - - 90.79 2.28 × 106 - 4.37 × 106 -
Silver-treated fabrics - 98.65 86.32 1.16 × 103 99.49 8.74 × 102 99.98
5 95.02 86.43 3.44 × 103 98.49 1.74 × 103 99.96
10 88.85 87.13 1.28 × 103 99.49 6.11 × 103 99.86
20 87.14 87.58 2.53 × 103 98.89 1.48 × 103 99.96
  50 81.65 87.71 5.86 × 103 97.43 6.11 × 103 99.86