Potential of Geranium From Pelargonium Graveolens As Natural Mosquito Repellent Agent In Fabric Softener

AUFA ADEELA, ANUAR and NUR AIN, YUSOF (2016) Potential of Geranium From Pelargonium Graveolens As Natural Mosquito Repellent Agent In Fabric Softener. In: Fifth International Conference On Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Engineering - ASEE 2016, 12-13 March,2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Mosquito repellent-incorporated fabric softener was produced using geranium oil from Pelargonium Graveolens plant as a potential natural source of repellent agent to provide efficacy against mosquitoes. This paper provides the method of making the mosquito repellentincorporated fabric softener having the geranium oil added during the preparation. 100% cotton fabric was laundered and treated using the fabric softener. The treated samples were tested using the Bioassay Repellence Assessment, WHO Cone Test using Aedes Aegypti mosquito species to ascertain the repellence potential of the fabric softener against mosquitoes. Some physical attributes of the treated fabric, i.e. the fabric weight, fabric stiffness and crease recovery angle, were determined to ensure the main functions of the fabric softener are retained. The Bioassay WHO cone test result showed that the fabric softener incorporated with the geranium oil from the Pelargonium Graveolens plant has the potential to drive away mosquitoes from the treated fabric with better fabric hand properties.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mosquito repellent, fabric softener,Pelargonium Graveolens
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 12:15
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 12:15
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/952

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