Bioresistance of foam-glass crystal materials to filamentous fungi

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The bioresistance of foam-glass crystal materials is studied. These materials are resistant to the mold fungi Aspergillus niger. Mold fungi have an adverse effect on the moisture sorption of a material, which increases after biological action but remains within acceptable limits (≤ 2.5 %). The effect of mold fungi on the structural changes in the surface layer of the material is corroborated by IR spectroscopy. The particle size of the crystalline phase, and not the amount, plays the leading role in microdamage to interpore barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalGlass and Ceramics (English translation of Steklo i Keramika)
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • bioresistance
  • filamentous fungi
  • foam-glass crystal material
  • sorption capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials

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