Effect of Repellency on Mosquito Nets using Citrus Peel Extract
C. Prakash1, S. Kubera Sampath Kumarand2, P C Shobana Sree3
1C. Prakash, Department of Fashion Technology, Sona College of Technology, Salem 636005, TamilNadu, India.
2S. Kubera Sampath Kumar, Department of Fashion Technology, Sona College of Technology, Salem 636005, TamilNadu, India.
3P C Shobana Sree, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem 636001, TamilNadu, India
Manuscript received on 25 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 09 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1531-1535 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: K20150981119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K2015.0981119
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Abstract: Mosquitoes are considered as one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet as they cause various diseases like dengue , malaria, chikungunya and so on. We can protect ourselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent agents like spray, lotions and mosquito nets. The use of mosquito nets does not cause any harmful effects on the human body. The objective of this project is to improve the repellency of mosquito nets by applying the extracts of the citrus peels namely CITRUS SINENSIS (sweet orange) and CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (lime) by padding method on the cotton mosquito nets. The samples have been tested by standard methods of testing such as Cage Test (WHO-1996), Modified Excito Chamber Test, Anti-bacterial Test (AATCC-147) and Durability Test (AATCC-135).The treated mosquito nets ensures good repellency against the mosquitoes along with Anti-bacterial property.
Keywords: Mosquito repellent, cage test, modified excito chamber test, anti-bacterial test and durability test.
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