Table 4: The antibacterial activity of CS/CMC/IL/Ag(0) membranes on S. aureus and E. coli as determined by the agar tests.

EntrySample Size of inhibition zone (mm)Antibacterial effect
S. aureus E. coli S. aureus E. coli

1CS/CMC/IL00NoneNone
2IL/Ag(0) 11.5LimitedLimited
3CS/CMC/IL/Ag(0) 1 mg25LimitedGood
4CS/CMC/IL/Ag(0) 5 mg45GoodGood
5CS/CMC/IL/Ag(0) 10 mg45GoodGood