Antimicrobial and Antiviral Materials: Polymers, Metals, Ceramics, and Applications (Hardcover)
Emerging microbial and viral infections are a serious challenge to health, safety, and economics around the world. Antimicrobial and antiviral technologies are needed to disrupt the progression and replication of bacteria and viruses and to counter their rapidly evolving resistance. This book discusses recent developments in materials science and engineering in combating infectious diseases and explores advances in antimicrobial and antiviral materials, including polymers, metals, and ceramics and their applications in the fight against pathogens.
- Covers progress in biomimetic antimicrobial and antiviral materials and antimicrobial/antiviral bulk materials and coatings
- Describes modern methods for disinfection of biomedical materials against microbial and viral infection resistance, especially for depressing novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Details methods to improve material properties to have a longer service life in combating infection
- Emphasizes chemical, physical, mechanical, tribological, and antimicrobial/antiviral properties - Offers current and future applications of emerging antimicrobial/antiviral technologies
This book will be of interest to materials researchers and industry professionals focusing on antimicrobial and antiviral applications.