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Nano copper takes the fight to coronavirus

Waterloo finds dissolved copper increases virucidal properties Metal Tech News – January 5, 2021

 

Last updated 7/12/2022 at 1:48pm

Waterloo Ontario University antimicrobial virucidal SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

University of Waterloo

A droplet of contaminated water on a thin layer of copper oxide. It was discovered that nano-copper particles will dissolve in virus-containing droplets, continuing to kill microorganisms after losing contact.

In further investigation into the natural antimicrobial properties of copper, researchers at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, have discovered that using a thin-film coating of copper or copper compounds can enhance the metals' natural ability to inactivate or destroy bacteria and viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19, by saturating contamination with nano-copper....



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