Chapter 18

Nanometallic Particles for Oligodynamic Microbial Disinfection

Gordon Nameni1 and James Economy2,    1Accelerate DBA, Milwaukee, WI, USA,    2Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with Systems, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Nanotechnology has enabled the development of a new class of atomic scale materials capable of fighting waterborne disease-causing microbes. Oligodynamic metallic nanoparticles such as silver, copper, zinc, titanium, nickel and cobalt are among the most promising nanomaterials with bactericidal and viricidal properties due to their charge capacity, high surface to volume ratios, crystallographic structure and adeptness ...

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